1st Edition

Meeting the Early Learning Goals Through Role Play
A Practical Guide for Teachers and Assistants

ISBN 9781843120360
Published July 14, 2004 by David Fulton Publishers
196 Pages

USD $38.95

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Book Description

This book offers step-by-step guidance to help busy practitioners create meaningful role play that will delight young children, enhance learning and link to the Early Learning Goals. The role play scenarios have been carefully created so that children can identify with them and will be excited and eager to join in. They give children the opportunity to play freely, to discover and develop at their own pace and to link directly to the Early Learning Goals and beyond. This Book shows practitioners exactly how to plan, organize and implement role play activities. The activities have been tried, tested and enjoyed in the busy nursery where the author works. The book also divides the play scenarios into the DfES stated area of learning (personal, social, emotional, communication, language and literacy, mathematical, knowledge of the world, creative and physical) allowing practitioners to choose activities to suit their needs. The book includes: step-by-step guidance; photographs and plans; a list of easily obtained and inexpensive play equipment; and a planning template for practitioners to develop their own ideas. It should prove useful to teachers and assistants from nursery classes up to key stage 1.

Table of Contents

House, Health care, Shops and Services, Transport and journeys Familiar stories

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Marie Aldridge is a foundation stage coordinator with experience in both Key Stage 1 ansd 2, and previous experience as a professional childminder.