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Planning For Children S Play And Learning

Author : Jane Drake
ISBN : 9781134493241
Genre : Education
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Praise for 3rd edition: 'Experienced practitioners and students will find a host of new ideas to help them create interesting environments and starting points to promote young children's learning.' - Early Years Update, April 2009 'Planning for Children's Play and Learning includes practical guidance and ideas on creating stimulating learning environments indoors and outdoors, planning exciting learning experiences.' - Early Years Update, September 2009 This new edition of Planning for Children’s Play and Learning has been fully updated to reflect the revised Early Years Foundation Stage and in line with current policy and practice. It recognises the importance of play as a context for teaching, learning and assessment and links theory with practical examples to show practitioners how they can best support the children in their care. With new material on learning stories, language development, ICT and the home learning environment, the book includes practical guidance and ideas on: • creating stimulating learning environments indoors and out • planning exciting focus activities and experiences • responding to children’s individual interests and supporting personalised learning • sound observational practice and how to assess children’s learning and development within the EYFS framework • developing genuine partnerships with parents and learning links with home. Incorporating ‘Key Points for Good Practice’ within each chapter, and direct links to the EYFS, this is a key text for all practitioners working with children in the later stages of the EYFS. It is also ideal for students pursuing Qualified Teacher Status in the Early Years and EYT Status, and for those enrolled in courses in Early Childhood Studies and Foundation Degrees in Early Years.

Child Initiated Play And Learning

Author : Annie Woods
ISBN : 9781134888603
Genre : Education
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Child-Initiated Play and Learning shows how a creative approach to learning that allows for spontaneous adventures in play through child-led projects can lead to rich learning experiences that build on children’s own interests. This second edition has been fully updated in light of policy and curriculum changes and features new material to help practitioners make informed decisions around digital technology and how children engage with it. Including scenarios and provocative questions for reflective practice, this book looks at planning and considers the possibilities that should be encouraged when playing alongside young children. Drawing on practice from Reggio Emilia, New Zealand, Scandinavia and in settings in the UK, the book covers all aspects of planning including: how to enable and empower children to lead projects; organisation of indoor and outdoor materials and space; inclusive practice and contemporary research; learning through managing risks and adventurous play; working with parents and carers; challenging teams to explore what they actually believe about possibilities of play. In a busy setting it can be difficult to adopt a flexible, creative approach to planning that embraces the unexpected rather than relying on templates or existing schemes of work. This book will give readers the confidence to adopt a flexible approach to planning that will better meet the needs of the children in their care. The authors are experienced lecturers, practitioners, advisors and managers. Working with students, visiting placements, training teachers and early years professionals, they provide a sense of real purpose in their optimistic writing and enjoyment in the themes made explicit throughout this book.

Creating Effective Learning Environments

Author : Karyn Wellhousen
ISBN : 1401832148
Genre : Education
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Curriculum needs to be based on the strengths and needs of children. This information is gathered through careful observation and documentation and is one of the cornerstones of curriculum development. The purpose of this text is to take curriculum development to another level: to fill the gap between theory and practice. This text will help students to look at curriculum from the perspective of the child and to understand how that perspective is linked to learning and theory. This book is a documentation of individuals and groups of children learning over time. Each curriculum discussion starts with the real experiences that children have had. From these experiences, pertinent theory is woven in, explained and expanded.

Planning Around Children S Interests

Author : Michelle Graves
ISBN : 1573790192
Genre : Education
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Recognizing the importance of teaching based on young children's interests, this book describes the High Scope Demonstration Preschool approach to helping teachers plan early childhood education learning activities, based on specific observations of children, rather than a predetermined set of topics. Each chapter includes the following sections: (1) general teaching and interaction strategies, emphasizing techniques useful for communicating with children verbally and nonverbally; (2) indoor and outdoor materials to add, including possible materials to enable children to expand on specific interests; (3) planning and recall experiences, game-like strategies to hold the group's attention, built on action or material from play experiences; (4) small-group experiences, designed for use with one adult and 5 to 10 children; (5) large-group experiences, including movement, songs, and games; (6) child observations, samples of teachers' anecdotal notes recorded about learning experiences described in the chapter and classified according to either High/Scope key experiences or the Child Observation Record; and (7) adult training activities, individual or group activities to give teachers practice in applying the strategies presented. Chapter 1 of the guide outlines the High/Scope Framework, including the central principles and guidelines. Chapters 2 through 9 cover the following types of activities: (1) "Artwork: Drawing, Painting, and Making Models"; (2) "Pretend Play: Favorite Play Roles"; (3) Nature: Observing Plants, Animals, and Weather"; (4) "Social Play: Exploring Feelings and Relationships"; (5) "Celebrations: Experiencing Holidays and Special Events"; (6) "'Messy' Materials: Pouring, Filling, Mixing, and Molding"; (7) "Food-Related Play: Cooking, Eating, and Pretending"; and (8) "Character Play: Pooh, Piglet, and Power Rangers." (Author/KB)

Programming And Planning In Early Childhood Settings With Student Resource Access 12 Months

Author : Leonie Arthur
ISBN : 9780170386326
Genre : Early childhood education
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Observing Assessing And Planning For Children In The Early Years

Author : Sandra Smidt
ISBN : 041533974X
Genre : Education
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Using the theories of people famous in this field for their observatory skills, and using case studies to apply these to the day-to-day nursery environment, this introductory text is a must for all involved in the development of young children.

Early Childhood Playgrounds

Author : Prue Walsh
ISBN : 9781136186349
Genre : Education
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The outdoor play environment has an integral role to play in a child’s learning across the pivotal early childhood years. An outside space that is well designed allows for enriching, stimulating and challenging play experiences that meet children’s ongoing developmental needs. Early Childhood Playgrounds provides a step-by-step guide to planning, designing and creating an outdoor learning environment for young children. Written by an experienced practitioner that has consulted on over 2000 early childhood settings and schools internationally, this book considers all aspects of the outdoor learning environment and provides practical support on: planning procedures and ideas for designs; a wide variety of play within a playground through the inclusion of quiet, open and active play areas; stimulating and challenging play; a natural environment that will provide interest and sustainability; spaces for toddlers and babies; playground needs for children with additional needs. This book will be fascinating reading for those studying early childhood and practitioners looking into the ways and means of setting up, improving or expanding their outdoor play facilities. It is also geared towards other disciplines, making it an essential guide for architects and planning professionals wanting to gain a greater understanding of play and the vital role it takes in meeting children’s needs and development.

Playing Outdoors In The Early Years

Author : Ros Garrick
ISBN : 9781847065476
Genre : Education
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Considers every aspect of outdoor play - from its rationale in early childhood education, to incorporating it successfully into the curriculum and assessing its wider implications for teaching and learning.

Again Again

Author : Stella Louis
ISBN : 9781905019953
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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What are schemas and why do they matter? Again! Again! provides an introduction to understanding and supporting schemas and schema play in young children. Practitioners will find an overview of schemas with guidance on where they fit within the EYFS. There are examples of schemas, with illustrations and descriptions of common behaviour patterns, and these are set within the general context of child development. The intention is to help early years practitioners identify schemas and to understand both how important they are and the vital role they play in the growing child's learning. The aim is to help the reader understand how they can develop, plan and resource activities which support children's learning through experiment and play.

Planning For Schematic Learning In The Early Years

Author : Karen Constable
ISBN : 9781136495441
Genre : Education
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What are schemas and why should you know about them? How can schemas be identified in young children? What does schematic learning look like and how does it meet the needs of individual children? All children are different, they look different, sound different, behave in different ways and crucially they learn differently. It is a constant challenge in Early Years settings and Reception classes to provide opportunities that are relevant and valuable for all the children. Being able to recognise and identify schemas in young children enables practitioners to plan a play-based curriculum that allows for individualised learning based around each child’s interests that will support the next steps of their development. Drawing on current research, the book clearly explains what schemas are and how they can be identified in children. Looking at how settings can plan to incorporate schemas into their schemes and topics and providing real life examples of schematic learning in practice, features include: Examples of schemas alongside descriptions of common behaviour patterns A chapter on using schemas to support children with additional needs Photocopiable key checklists to help identify different schemas Guidance on developing schemas to support children in their next steps Advice on using schemas to aid the transition to Key Stage 1 Including case studies and photographs to illustrate practice, this highly practical book aims to inspire practitioners, teachers and students to be creative in the way they work with children and ensure the best for those in their care.

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