4th Edition

Planning for Children's Play and Learning
Meeting children’s needs in the later stages of the EYFS

ISBN 9780415632768
Published September 16, 2013 by Routledge
236 Pages 76 B/W Illustrations

USD $52.95

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Book Description

Praise for 3rd edition:

'Experienced practitioners and students will find a host of new ideas to help them create interesting environments and starting points to promote young children's learning.' - Early Years Update, April 2009

'Planning for Children's Play and Learning includes practical guidance and ideas on creating stimulating learning environments indoors and outdoors, planning exciting learning experiences.' - Early Years Update, September 2009

This new edition of Planning for Children’s Play and Learning has been fully updated to reflect the revised Early Years Foundation Stage and in line with current policy and practice. It recognises the importance of play as a context for teaching, learning and assessment and links theory with practical examples to show practitioners how they can best support the children in their care.

With new material on learning stories, language development, ICT and the home learning environment, the book includes practical guidance and ideas on:

• creating stimulating learning environments indoors and out

• planning exciting focus activities and experiences

• responding to children’s individual interests and supporting personalised learning

• sound observational practice and how to assess children’s learning and development

within the EYFS framework

• developing genuine partnerships with parents and learning links with home.

Incorporating ‘Key Points for Good Practice’ within each chapter, and direct links to the EYFS, this is a key text for all practitioners working with children in the later stages of the EYFS. It is also ideal for students pursuing Qualified Teacher Status in the Early Years and EYT Status, and for those enrolled in courses in Early Childhood Studies and Foundation Degrees in Early Years.

Table of Contents

Preface  Introduction  1. Planning the learning environment and quality areas of provision  2. Planning for a focus  3. Starting points for developing learning through a focus  4. Establishing positive partnerships with parents and developing learning links with home  5. Planning display as part of the curriculum  6. Observing children’s play, assessing learning and keeping useful records  7. Looking forward  Bibliography

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Jane Drake is an experienced nursery teacher with Early Years Professional Status who has worked for many years in schools and has supported settings across the private, voluntary and independent sectors. She is currently working as an Early Years Consultant and as a Lead Children’s Centre teacher in Leeds. Jane has been a writer within the field of Early Years Foundation Stage practice for over ten years.