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Every Day A Good Day

Author : Stephanie Shimmin
ISBN : 9781847878830
Genre : Education
File Size : 84. 21 MB
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'Every Day a Good Day is an excellent classroom management tool for newly qualified early years practitioners. With its focus on daily routines it provides practical, sensitive and diverse advice on topics such as settling in children, mealtimes, toileting and beginning and ending of sessions. It also tackles more complex issues of working with groups of children and supporting positive behaviour. The clarity and simplicity of its presentation is appealing' - Barbara Isaacs, College Chief Executive, Montessori Centre International `The book guides the reader through the practicality of organising and running a pre-school provision. It gives lots of practical suggestions for activities to meet the needs of children and parents in situations ranging from settling in, to ideas for the curriculum. The snapshot scenarios are a true reflection of daily occurances in a pre-school setting and provides a basis for both experienced and new practitioners to evaluate their practice' - Santa Nyeko, Senior Pre-school Development Worker, PLA 'My first impression of this book was very positive and I was not disappointed. Well managed everyday routines are essential to an enjoyable and constructive day for the children and practitioners involved. This book helps towards a common-sense approach to good practice in everyday routines. I thoroughly enjoyed this book' - National Childminding Association 'This is a practical book, which will help any leader as they think about the daily routines of their setting' - Early Years Update Focusing on the common, everyday issues that are daily concerns for all early years settings, this book looks at how to: " settle new children " start and end learning activities " work with groups " establish routines that promote positive behaviour " manage mealtimes and naps " offer safe and exciting outdoor activities " observe young children in the setting " foster a sense of belonging " work effectively with parents It covers the daily routine of the typical early years educator, and offers lots of suggestions for useful strategies to try out in key areas of practice. Highly practical and clearly written by two teachers, all early years workers will find something useful and helpful in this book.

Environments For Outdoor Play

Author : Theresa Casey
ISBN : 9781848607439
Genre : Education
File Size : 54. 87 MB
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'Theresa's book is full of lots of inspiring, practical, 'how to go about it ideas' coupled with thought provoking and sometimes challenging comments and views. The range of ideas and information contained in this book will go a long way to support the development of flexible, imaginative, yet not prescriptive play spaces that contribute to supporting children's play. A very readable and worthwhile publication to add to your resources' - Muriel Young, Grounds for Learning (Learning Through Landscapes) 'This practical book helps the reader plan, design and manage the kinds of settings that afford children the opportunities to carry out the wide range of self-directed activities that are so important to their development. It's ideal for community development workers, the organizers of after-school programs, children's hospital staff and groups of caring parents' - Roger A. Hart, Director of the Children's Environments Research Group, The Graduate School of the City University of New York 'This readable and usable book is full of advice and ideas which will take every professional nearer to understanding the way to provide opportunities for children which the children themselves would want and enjoy... A necessary addition to the bookshelf for all interested in the subject' - PlayRights Journal (online journal of the International Play Association) 'Refreshing and insightful... One of the best things about this book is that Casey offers us a fresh perspective on our role. While we may long for a world where we opened the door and sent children outside to play, we are faced with the reality that, for a variety of reasons, these opportunities are no longer occurring naturally in our communities. It is encumbent upon us now to recreate these "essential childhood opportunities." This will take intentional, thoughtful, informed design. Casey's book gives us some great starting points. A must read' - PlayRights Magazine 'I like the attention to individuality, children's perspectives and community. The author brings a strong playwork perspective to considering outdoor spaces, which early years practitioners considering the design of new or refurbished areas should find valuable. It's crucial to free up our thinking about playful spaces, and this book brings a refreshing focus on working from children's motivations for play, using playful values (such as choice, spontaneity, freedom and meaning-making) to drive thinking, being careful not to over-design, and the organic growth of a space into a place through the play that occurs' - Nursery World 'Casey's extensive research and years of practice in award winning play services are very much in evidence in the various techniques and ideas that she describes in this publication... a great resource for any play setting considering setting up or developing thier outdoor play space' - SOSCN News Update 'If you are daunted, but excited, by the challenge of developing your outdoor spaces to meet the needs of all children, this book is an excellent resource' - Early Years Update Exciting spaces to play are vital if we are to provide children with challenging, flexible, inclusive and stimulating opportunities to learn, develop and have fun together. This book provides readers with ideas for developing play environments that will meet the needs of the children in their care. It illustrates how improving the play environment also offers a better, more positive way of dealing with a number of issues from inclusion to playground management and the need to promote physical activity. It includes: - clear frameworks for designing play environments; - case studies showing examples of how play environments can be developed; - ideas and activities which lead to interesting designs, with the participation of the children; - practical examples, illustrations & photographs; - research evidence showing the importance of good play environments. The book is aimed at practitioners and managers in all early years and children's play settings, and students on education, early childhood, child care and playwork courses. It is also very relevant to playground designers, landscape architects and community education and development workers.

Encouraging Positive Behaviour In The Early Years

Author : Collette Drifte
ISBN : 1412901367
Genre : Education
File Size : 35. 55 MB
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By offering clear guidance and plenty of suggested strategies, Drifte provides the reader with a framework for encouraging positive behavior from all young children.

A Quick Guide To Behaviour Management In The Early Years

Author : Emily Bullock
ISBN : 9781473903289
Genre : Education
File Size : 66. 56 MB
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Managing the behaviour of young children can be a real challenge, this book provides you with 100 tried and tested ideas for the long, medium and short term. It shows how to select and adopt the right approach, how to analyze, reflect on and modify practice to ensure consistency and fairness and that positive behaviour develops. Each of the 100 ideas focuses on a single strategy, and looks at: - structures and systems; - using fun, child-orientated resources; - rewarding good behaviour, and managing sanctions; - the advanftages of various approaches; - case studies from practice; - adaptations of strategies for different settings and ages. The book suggests lively strategies that keep behaviour management fresh and effective. Advice is given to support children with Special Educational Needs and examples of behaviour management in different settings are shared. An easily accessible guide for all practitioners working with children aged 3 to 8.

Developing Attachment In Early Years Settings

Author : Veronica Read
ISBN : 9781317746034
Genre : Education
File Size : 83. 58 MB
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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.

Developing Everyday Coping Skills In The Early Years

Author : Erica Frydenberg
ISBN : 9781441187994
Genre : Education
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This book will help develop coping skills through arts and language-based activities. The strategies suggested build on children's existing knowledge and skills to enhance their learning, and will all contribute to: · improving all children's emotional health and creativity · developing resilience, particularly in periods of high stress such as transition from preschool to school · increasing children's capacity to cooperate, respect and play with others The authors also explain how to identify children at risk, particularly those experiencing anxiety or delay in social and emotional development, so that parents and practitioners can intervene early where difficulties exist. Practitioners and parents of children aged 3-8 will find a treasure trove of activities to build coping and self-esteem through creative play and imagination.

Early Childhood Studies Enhancing Employability And Professional Practice

Author : Ewan Ingleby
ISBN : 9781472506337
Genre : Education
File Size : 65. 96 MB
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Early Childhood Studies: Enhancing Employability and Professional Practice explores essential aspects of best practice within children's services in order to enhance employability skills, identifying how and why key aspects of best practice have emerged within children's services. The key elements of professional practice at the centre of the multidisciplinary work in today's children's services are considered, including: • different childhoods; • child development; • enhanced learning; • professional skills; • inclusion; • holistic practice. Each chapter draws together practical teaching experience with sound academic analysis to support those training to work in the early childhood sector, and those already practising, to raise their employability potential by identifying and evaluating best practice.

Observing And Assessing For The Foundation Stage Profile

Author : Vicky Hutchin
ISBN : 0340812125
Genre : Early childhood education
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This concise guide focuses on the practical issues in implementing the Foundation Stage Profile across the full range of early years settings. Vicky Hutchin details the practical processes required to make effective holistic assessments of young children's learning and achievements, and explains how to meet statutory requirements. She shows how to set up observational systems which work across the Foundation Stage, and how to involve both parents and children in the assessment process.

Everyday Maths Through Everyday Provision

Author : Elaine Bennett
ISBN : 9781136739064
Genre : Education
File Size : 84. 45 MB
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Children are born naturally mathematical, so why is it sometimes so difficult to observe children being mathematical? Why do so many of us think we are ‘bad’ at maths and how does this subconsciously affect the provision, experiences and opportunities we provide for young children who are starting their mathematical learning journey? This easily accessible book will help you to realise the wonderful mathematical learning happening in your setting all day and every day through the familiar resources and experiences routinely offered to young children. It will help you to think more reflectively about what you are providing for children and suggest ways of making provision richer and more exciting for you and the children in your care. With chapters linked to areas of continuous provision including sand, water, dough, role play, music, outdoors and ICT among many others, this book features: A wide range of activities including key questions, vocabulary and advice on observations Lists of key resources Ideas to support children’s mathematical mark making Useful links to stories and rhymes to engage children and promote mathematical learning Links to other areas of learning and development Suggestions for involving parents Providing a wealth of exciting, meaningful, play-based ways to promote mathematical learning and create a maths rich environment, this highly practical book will help you to develop young children’s confidence and enjoyment of maths through your everyday provision. It is a perfect resource for Early Years Practitioners working in all settings, as well as those studying on childcare, Early Childhood and Early Years Professional Status courses.

The Early Years Communication Handbook

Author : Janet Cooper
ISBN : 9781907241611
Genre : Education
File Size : 87. 31 MB
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A comprehensive and practical guide to creating a communication friendly setting and improving young children's speaking and listening skills. This easy-to-read title offers expert advice on: delivering high-quality language provision for babies, toddlers and young children, creating a communication friendly environment and observing listening and speaking skills, what children should be attaining at different stages, including the under-threes

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