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Child Development in Practice

Responsive Teaching and Learning from Birth to Five, 1st Edition

By Pamela May


176 pages

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How should children feel about themselves and their learning? How do I know what children have learnt and how can I move them on? How can I ensure that resources are available for children to use actively and independently?

In today’s busy setting an understanding of child development sometimes gets overlooked, yet it lies at the heart of effective practice. Child Development in Practice provides an approachable, user-friendly base from which to plan ways of working with children that are developmentally appropriate and will enable them to learn enjoyably and effectively.

Drawing on recent research, the book thoughtfully discusses sound principles of child development alongside descriptions of every day practice. It then offers practical advice on how to fully utilise the key areas in an early years setting, including the creative area, books and stories and the outside, and shows how to plan and implement integrated topics where teaching is cross-curricular and holistic. Throughout, a series of key questions are presented to encourage practitioners to reflect on why they are teaching in certain ways and increase their understanding of children’s developmental needs.

Directly linking theory and practice, this book aims to give students and practitioners the knowledge and confidence they need to help children become active, interactive and independent learners.

Table of Contents

Theory Chapters: Chapter 1. Children’s Emotional and Behavioural Development Chapter 2. Children’s Cognitive and Intellectual Development Chapter 3. Children’s Physical and Motor Development Chapter 4. Children’s Social and Language Development Practical Chapters: Chapter 5. The Garden Chapter 6. The Book area Chapter 7. The Creative area Chapter 8. The Role Play area Chapter 9. The Graphics area Chapter 10. The Construction area Projects: Chapter 11. Projects

About the Author

Pamela May is an Early Years Consultant.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Preschool & Kindergarten
EDUCATION / Professional Development