Developing Thinking and Understanding in Young Children

An Introduction for Students

Author: Sue Robson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136478922

Category: Education

Page: 272

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Developing Thinking and Understanding in Young Children presents a comprehensive and accessible overview of contemporary theory and research about young children’s developing thinking and understanding. Throughout this second edition, the ideas and theories presented are enlivened by transcripts of children’s activities and conversations taken from practice and contemporary research, helping readers to make links between theory, research and practice. Each chapter also includes ideas for further reading and suggested activities. Aimed at all those interested in how young children develop through their thoughts and actions, Sue Robson explores: theories of cognitive development the social, emotional and cultural contexts of children’s thinking children’s conceptual development visual thinking approaches to supporting the development of young children’s thinking and understanding latest developments in brain science and young children the central roles of play and language in young children’s developing thinking. Including a new chapter on young children’s musical thinking, expanded sections on self regulation, metacognition and creative thinking and the use of video to observe and describe young children’s thinking, this book will be an essential read for all students undertaking Early Childhood, Primary PGCE and EYPS courses. Those studying for a Foundation degree in Early Years and Childcare will also find this book to be of interest.

Bilinguality and Literacy

Principles and Practice

Author: Manjula Datta

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826448408

Category: Education

Page: 273

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What are the educational needs of bilingual children? What methods can be deployed to develop their education? And - most important of all - how can their bilinguality be an asset in the classroom? Applying theory and research findings to classroom practice, Bilinguality and Literacy demonstrates how bilingual children can benefit from a sensitive, informed and challenging education. With plentiful case studies and examples of children's work, this rich and optimistic text shows how children's bilinguality provides opportunities for the development of literacy throughout the curriculum. The book includes contributions by Maggie Ross, Li Wei, Peter Cunningham, Ian Menter, and Azar Sheibani, together with a foreword by Colin Baker.

What's in the Picture?

Responding to Illustrations in Picture Books

Author: Janet Evans

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446240274

Category: Picture books for children

Page: 224

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The book will be of interest to anyone sharing pictorial texts with children, professionally or privately' - "School Librarian " The collection, like the texts it analyzes, is rich and variable and early years educators will have to be selective in the papers they concentrate on, but there are some gems to be found.... It would appear that there are many things in the picture - this is an exciting start!' - "TACTYC " Illustrations are one of the most important cueing systems which children can draw on to help them make sense of print. This book covers many issues involved in using picture books: their role in early literacy; in intellectual and emotional development; their use as a learning resource; as an aid to aesthetic development; their use in extending children's thinking; and their role in developing reading skills. The meanings we attribute to texts are partly determined by the culture in which we have grown up, and by factors such as race, gender and class. A theme of this book is the interaction between what readers bring to a text; their response to a text, and the multi-layers of meaning in the text itself. What's in the Picture? includes contributions from leading writers in the field, as well as a unique interview with "Anthony Browne, " creator of" Gorilla" and other "Browne" books.

Understanding the Montessori Approach

Early Years Education in Practice

Author: N.A

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136446796

Category: Education

Page: 136

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Understanding the Montessori Approach is a much needed source of information for those wishing to extend and consolidate their understanding of the Montessori Approach and how it is used in the teaching and learning of young children. It will enable the reader to analyse the essential elements of this Approach to early childhood and and its relationship to quality early years practice. Exploring all areas of the curriculum including the organisation of Montessori schools, the environment, learning and teaching and the outcomes for children this book: focuses on the key principles of the Montessori approach; explores ideas for working with parents and communities around the world; includes a chapter on the benefits and challenges of the Montessori Approach to children’s lives; highlights the key ideas that practitioners should consider when reviewing and reflecting on their own practice; can be used as the basis for continuing professional development and action research Written to support the work of all those in the field of early years education and childcare, this is a vital text for students, early years and childcare practitioners, teachers, early years professionals, children’s centre professionals, lecturers, advisory teachers, head teachers and setting managers.

Planning Children's Play and Learning in the Foundation Stage

Author: Jane Drake

Publisher: David Fulton Pub


Category: Education

Page: 152

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Fully reflecting the content of the Foundation Stage's Early Learning Goals (DfEE 1999), this text is written for all practitioners working in Early Years settings, as well as those pursuing Qualified Teacher Status for the 3-5 year age group.

Children's Book Review, 1994

Author: Beverly Baer

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780810305984

Category: Children's literature

Page: 1050

View: 5373


Provides access to reviews of children's books and periodicals that are indexed by Book Review Index.

Handa's Surprise

Author: Eileen Browne

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 0763653853

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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For use in schools and libraries only. When Handa, who lives in a Kenyan village, sets out to visit her friend in the next village with a basketful of tropical fruits on her head, the animals she passes on the way take advantage of the opportunity.