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Supporting Boys Writing in the Early Years

Supporting Boys    Writing in the Early Years Author Julie Cigman
ISBN-10 9781317677628
Release 2014-05-30
Pages 176
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Julie Cigman uses a vast range of personal vignettes to explain best practice when encouraging boys to write. The theory is brought to life with these recollections, making this a very informative and enjoyable book to read. The ideas for working together with boys are beautifully simple and are tried and tested. This book would support both experienced practitioners and those who are just starting out, because it is so accessible and uses examples in such a delightful way - Kathy Brodie, Early Years Consultant, UKEarly Years Consultant, UK. Julie Cigman has given us a practical and principled way forward in supporting boys' writing. This book is shot through with rich examples of effective practice and deserves to be widely used. Young boys' writing is bought alive for us in these pages, and the groundedness in practice demonstrates how boys' achievement in writing can be appropriately supported from an early age. This is a book for everyone interested in promoting early literacy development. An excellent read and a practical compendium -Professor Cathy Nutbrown, School of Education, The University of Sheffield. How do we give young children a ‘writers’ voice’ and allow them to become creative and inspired writers? Supporting Boys’ Writing in the Early Years shows you how you can help boys to become confident and capable writers by supporting them to write in ways that make sense to them – on the move, outside and inside, in dens, in bushes, in mud, or sprawled on the floor dressed as superheroes. Drawing on four boys writing projects involving over 80 practitioners, the book reveals that a playful, child-centred approach can allow boys and girls to develop a writers’ voice and raise attainment in writing as well as enhancing all aspects of young children’s development. With a strong focus on observation-led assessment and planning, the book is full of practical ideas to improve the writing environment and provide writing opportunities that will be enjoyable and motivating for children. Featuring a wide range of case studies, it covers: the stages that children move through in learning to write; how you can change and develop your learning environments to give children inspiring resources and opportunities to write; helping children to find a purpose to write through their play; practical ways to create a partnership with parents that builds on their strengths as educators at home. This book will help you to create a truly enabling environment for writing and is essential reading for all those that want the children in their setting to become confident, motivated and creative writers.



Getting Boys Up and Running in the Early Years

Getting Boys Up and Running in the Early Years Author Julie Cigman
ISBN-10 9781317508151
Release 2016-12
Pages 152
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Getting Boys Up and Running in the Early Years addresses the fact that boys do less well than girls in all areas of learning in the Early Years and continue to lag behind girls in assessments throughout their school careers. This book draws on current research to provide practical advice on ways in which Early Years practitioners can create positive learning environments for all children. It explores how best to match provision to all children’s learning styles, aiding their progress in personal, social and emotional development, communication and language, and physical development. Final chapters show how learning in all other curriculum areas can follow, in a carefully designed environment. Key points explored include: the environment we can create to enable both boys and girls to become confident and autonomous learners ways that practitioners can evaluate and enhance provision to improve levels of well-being and involvement physical development and the value of active, challenging and adventurous play practical ways to stimulate language development planned activities and rich experiences that support holistic learning in an inspiring environment. Giving clear guidance on helping boys to meet high expectations in a playful and creative way, Getting Boys Up and Running in the Early Years is an essential read for anyone working to create a positive foundation for boys in Early Years education.



The Early Years Teacher s Book

The Early Years Teacher s Book Author Leonie Abrahamson
ISBN-10 9781473917514
Release 2015-04-17
Pages 432
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If you are an Early Years Teacher Trainee, this book is written for you. It will help you to successfully achieve your Early Years Teacher Status and practice with confidence. This book guides you through what you need to know about Early Years Teacher Status step-by-step. It explains how you can work to meet each of the Standards and assessment requirements. The author addresses trainees’ common concerns about early years practice, study skills and meeting EYTS requirements, as well as giving many examples of the strategies that trainees found most helpful. The chapters explore each aspect of every Standard and indicator, with notes on theory, practical tips, case studies, activities and suggestions for further reading. This book helps you to: • understand all aspects of each Standard and indicator; • link your practice to the Standards; • understand the assessment requirements and how to strengthen your evidence; • plan and track your evidence; • complete your written assignments and create your portfolio with confidence; • develop the skills needed to take on a leadership role. This book also provides support for the mentor-mentee relationship and includes guidance for mentors, teaching activities for tutors and support for assessors. This book is a valuable resource for all those involved in EYTS and will be useful for: - EYTS trainees - their mentors - their placement tutors - course lecturers - EYTS assessors



Exploring Writing and Play in the Early Years Second Edition

Exploring Writing and Play in the Early Years  Second Edition Author Nigel Hall
ISBN-10 9781136785825
Release 2013-01-11
Pages 144
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The second edition of this text shows how play and literacy can combine to help young children develop a more complete understanding of writing, as well as literacy more generally. In addition to discussing the implications of the new Guidance for the Foundation Stage, the authors use more recent research to extend the discussion of how and why play and literacy work together so powerfully, and provide further advice on planning and developing effective experiences. Early years practitioners should find that this book helps them to focus on the development of literacy knowledge and skills.



Working with Children in the Early Years

Working with Children in the Early Years Author Carrie Cable
ISBN-10 9780415496988
Release 2009
Pages 284
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Working with Children in the Early Years is an accessible introduction to early years theories, policy and practice, offering practitioners in a diverse range of settings the opportunity to develop their knowledge, understanding and skills for working with young children. This fully updated second edition builds on new government agendas and interests in supporting quality provision for young children and their families. Bringing together current research and thinking in a broad range of areas, it covers: the diversity of practitioner roles and multi-agency working working with families listening to children observing and assessing developing professional roles health and well being curriculum and pedagogy the importance of play and learning in the early years All contributions are strongly practical and underpinned by relevant theory, and will support students and practitioners studying in the field of early years and early childhood studies as well as those aiming to achieve Early Years Professional Status. The book will also appeal to training providers, equipping them with a valuable and unique source to support a range of early years courses.



Sustained Shared Thinking in the Early Years

Sustained Shared Thinking in the Early Years Author Kathy Brodie
ISBN-10 9781317684596
Release 2014-05-30
Pages 132
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Used as a measure of quality in the ground-breaking Effective Provision of Pre-School Education (EPPE) project, Sustained Shared Thinking is fundamental to good early years practice. It costs nothing, yet research has shown that it improves outcomes for children by supporting their holistic development. This book clearly explains what Sustained Shared Thinking is and examines the skills and expertise needed to initiate, encourage and facilitate it. The book explores the attitudes, knowledge and understanding that a practitioner must adopt in order to start or develop successful Sustained Shared Thinking. Combining theory with practical guidance, it demonstrates how it can be achieved, covering all aspects of early years practice including the Characteristics of Effective Learning, the Prime and Specific Areas of learning development, the role of the practitioner, the environment and working with parents. Features include: boxed links to key theory and research; practical strategies highlighted in the text; consideration of children at different ages and stages of development; links throughout to the Early Years Foundation Stage. Written by a leading consultant who regularly delivers training on Sustained Shared Thinking, this will be an essential text for students on foundation degree and childhood studies courses as well as early years practitioners.



Getting it Right for Boys

Getting it Right for Boys Author Neil Farmer
ISBN-10 9781408178706
Release 2012-05-24
Pages 128
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Girls are continuing to out perform boys in every aspect of the EYFS. Even in physical and creative development, areas where boys should feel competent and confident, girls are making greater progress. The education establishment has to respond and help boys realise their true potential or we run the very real risk of producing a generation of disaffected boys unable to assimilate new skills and knowledge, to empathise, to see themselves as capable and creative or to think imaginatively. This book by Neil Farmer, a highly respected and experienced early years consultant, will appeal to all practitioners and parents who are interested in how boys develop and how they give them the best possible start in life!



Developing Attachment in Early Years Settings

Developing Attachment in Early Years Settings Author Veronica Read
ISBN-10 9781317746027
Release 2014-05-09
Pages 146
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Providing an accessible introduction to attachment thinking, this practical book offers early years practitioners’ advice on translating attachment principles into practice in their settings. It clearly explains how knowledge about attachment theory underpins everyday practice and highlights the crucial role of secure attachments in young children’s learning and development. Developing Attachments in Early Years Settings examines the importance of emotional‚ ‘holding’ and the nurturing of individual relationships within group childcare. The book aims to help you make a real difference to young children’s sense of self and emotional security by being ‘tuned in’, available, responsive and consistent. With a strong focus on facilitating secure attachments from the beginning and guidance on how to observe young children effectively, this new edition has been thoroughly updated and revised to include: How to make a positive contribution to good practice for Government funded 2 year olds A new chapter on the Emotional Environment and the Developing Brain Expansion of material on the importance of the outdoors, as well as Nurture group practice Additional material about working in partnership with parents and developing positive relationships Each chapter includes a personal reflection exercise and a positive contribution to good practice section. With its accessible approach, this book is essential reading for both practitioners and students looking for guidance on how to nurture secondary attachment relationships in group care settings.



The Primary English Encyclopedia

The Primary English Encyclopedia Author Margaret Mallett
ISBN-10 9781317232087
Release 2017-02-24
Pages 588
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This newly updated, user friendly Primary English Encyclopedia addresses all aspects of the primary English curriculum and is an invaluable reference for all training and practising teachers. Now in its fifth edition, entries have been revised to take account of new research and thinking. The approach is supportive of the reflective practitioner in meeting National Curriculum requirements in England and developing sound subject knowledge and good classroom practice. While the book is scholarly, the author writes in a conversational style and includes reproductions of covers of recommended children’s books and examples of children’s writing and drawing to add interest. The encyclopedia includes: over 600 entries , many expanded and entirely new for this edition, including entries on apps, blogging and computing; short definitions of key concepts; input on the initial teaching of reading including the teaching of phonics and the other cue-systems; extended entries on major topics such as speaking and listening, reading, writing, drama, poetry, non-fiction, bilingualism and children’s literature; information on new literacies and new kinds of texts for children; discussion of current issues and input on the history of English teaching in the primary years; extended entries on gender and literacy; important references for each topic, advice on further reading and accounts of recent research findings; and a Who’s Who of Primary English and lists of essential texts, updated for this new edition. This encyclopedia will be ideal for student teachers on BA and PGCE courses preparing for work in primary schools and primary school teachers. Anyone concerned with bringing about the informed and imaginative teaching of primary school English will find this book helpful and interesting.



Outdoor Learning in the Early Years

Outdoor Learning in the Early Years Author Helen Bilton
ISBN-10 9781135281694
Release 2010-03-05
Pages 272
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Now in its third edition, Outdoor Learning in the Early Years is the complete guide to creating effective outdoor environments for young children’s learning. Comprehensively revised and updated throughout, this book covers every aspect of working outdoors in the early years and fully explains the importance of outdoor play to children’s development. Key topics covered include: how to manage and set up the outdoor area what children gain from being outside how to allow children to take managed risks making sense of work and play how outdoor provision helps children become self regulatory providing for both boys and girls in the outdoor environment research supporting the outdoor approach. A book for practitioners at every level of their career; each chapter includes discussions and questions for continuing development that can easily be incorporated into INSET as well as training within further or higher education. Outdoor Learning in the Early Years contains a multitude of ideas and activities for working outdoors in the early years and provides a framework within which professionals can analyse and develop their outdoor provision and environment. This book is essential reading for all EYFS and Key Stage 1 practitioners, and for trainee teachers, their tutors, and mentors.



The Feeling Child

The Feeling Child Author Maria Robinson
ISBN-10 9781136330889
Release 2014-02-05
Pages 104
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What impact does children’s emotional development and well-being have on their capacity to learn? How do you provide learning experiences that meet the developmental needs of every child in your care? The Feeling Child thoughtfully discusses the key principles of children’s emotional and behavioural development alongside descriptions of everyday practice. It clearly explains how a child’s early experiences influence their particular behaviours towards different people and different situations. Throughout the book, Maria Robinson considers the key characteristics of effective learning and shows how play is one of the key mechanisms that children use in their discovery of themselves and the world around them. These characteristics are then applied to integral aspects of early years practice to help practitioners to: support children to come to new understandings in safe yet challenging ways understand the ways in which children may approach or withdraw from learning opportunities reflect on their own teaching methods to encourage children’s engagement, motivation and creativity through effective observation and planning engage with parents and carers to help support children’s learning at home whilst maintaining the values of the family. celebrate the uniqueness of each child and provide learning experiences that are appropriate for individuals with particular learning needs, be they physical, emotional or cognitive to ensure that every child has an equal opportunity to succeed. Emphasising the importance of understanding the theory that underpins children’s emotional development, this accessible text shows practitioners how they can use this knowledge to provide learning opportunities that nourish children’s thinking and creative skills.



An Introduction to the Study of Education

An Introduction to the Study of Education Author David Matheson
ISBN-10 9781136253942
Release 2014-09-15
Pages 460
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This fully updated, fourth edition of An Introduction to the Study of Education provides a comprehensive and reflective introduction to the study of education, inviting students to question what education is, who it is for and what purpose it serves. Taking the reader from the early years through to lifelong learning, it examines all forms of education and learning. This new edition includes ten completely new chapters and a step-by-step guide to essay writing. There is also a companion website to accompany the book, featuring additional chapters which can be visited at www.routledge.com/cw/matheson.This fully updated, fourth edition provides: a full exploration of the historical, sociological, philosophical and psychological roots of education; a clear focus on the individual levels of education – preschool, compulsory, post-compulsory and lifelong learning; the latest debates within special educational needs; an in-depth examination of learning styles; insights into the historical development of education and the role of, and background to, research in education; a focus on current educational practice and diversity across the United Kingdom and Ireland. Written in a clear and accessible style, this is the essential core text for all beginning students on undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Education Studies and all those interested in education today, where it came from and where it is going.



Learning through Movement in the Early Years

Learning through Movement in the Early Years Author Sharon Tredgett
ISBN-10 9781909682832
Release 2015-10-27
Pages 88
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This concise and up to date text looks specifically at children’s learning through movement and the implications of this understanding for practice in early years settings. Movement is a fundamental way in which children learn, so it is vital that early years students and practitioners have a full knowledge of the subject in order to encourage and provide a range of sensory opportunities for the children in their care. The book begins by identifying early movements, examining their links to the brain and the benefits they bring. It looks at how to create movement spaces and opportunities within provision to support key learnings and then moves on to investigate two key issues: supporting children’s early writing and the different ways boys and girls learn through movement. Each chapter includes key messages, case studies to contextualise the issues and reflective questions to promote deeper understanding.



Beginning Drama 4 11

Beginning Drama 4 11 Author Joe Winston
ISBN-10 9781135246488
Release 2009-06-02
Pages 144
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This third edition of Beginning Drama 4-11 is fully updated and revised in light of the renewed Framework for Teaching Literacy, and provides an introduction for early years and primary school teachers who are new to drama and for student teachers who wish to specialise in the teaching of drama. It offers step-by-step guidance to help teachers and children grow in confidence in their use of drama, and shows clearly how drama can contribute to work in English, and learning across the curriculum, as well as to the broader cultural life of the school. The authors have an international profile and this third edition builds on the work's reputation of as one of the most accessible texts on primary drama available.



Supporting Learning and Teaching

Supporting Learning and Teaching Author Christine Bold
ISBN-10 9781136735646
Release 2011-06-14
Pages 224
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Supporting Teaching and Learning brings together theoretical perspectives, practical educational ideas and current academic debates to help students develop their knowledge and understanding of core educational issues.



Foundations of Literacy

Foundations of Literacy Author Sue Palmer
ISBN-10 9781408193846
Release 2013
Pages 128
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This fully revised fourth edition outlines seven strands of practice for three to six-year old children, designed to develop the skills, concepts and knowledge underpinning literacy in the early years. Accompanying each strand are clear explanations of the research and reasoning on which they are based. Practical advice on helping children transfer their learning into their own child-initiated activities, to build a genuine and solid foundation for literacy, is integral to the book.



The Early Years Reflective Practice Handbook

The Early Years Reflective Practice Handbook Author Avril Brock
ISBN-10 9781136302664
Release 2014-07-17
Pages 404
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What do early childhood practitioners need to know about reflection and reflective practice? Ongoing reforms in early childhood care and education social policy affect all aspects of young children’s and their families’ lives. Decisions are being undertaken at a rapid pace and there is a need for those working in the field of Early Years to consolidate and reflect on their knowledge and practice, building on what they already know. This timely new book aims to support reflective practice for those working with young children in everyday work and in the wider political context, whatever their professional role and whatever level of qualification they hold. It takes a fresh look at a breadth of issues relating to early childhood care and education reflecting on policy, knowledge and practice. Incorporating practical reflection activities, case studies, exemplar scenarios and questions in each chapter the book considers: policy developments and how these have affected young children and their families issues around socio-culturalism, language, ethnicity, disposition, gender, inclusion and socio-economics when working with families learning through play and the notions of quality, observation and assessment and continuity contemporary issues that practitioners and students on placement may encounter in their everyday work deepening reflective thinking and practice through ongoing and continuing professional development. With practical guidance to help the reader reflect on their own practice, this text offers invaluable support to early years practitioners looking to develop their career and achieving higher qualification at both undergraduate and at Master’s level. The book is a must for students on early years courses including early childhood studies, initial teacher training and early years teacher status.