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1st Edition

Problem Solving, Reasoning and Numeracy in the Early Years Foundation Stage

ISBN 9780415476546
Published January 16, 2009 by Routledge
160 Pages

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Book Description

The Practical Guidance in the Early Years Foundation Stage series will assist practitioners in the smooth and successful implementation of the Early Years Foundation Stage.

Each book gives clear and detailed explanations of each aspect of Learning and Development and encourages readers to consider each area within its broadest context to expand and develop their own knowledge and good practice.

Practical ideas and activities for all age groups are offered along with a wealth of expertise of how elements from the practice guidance can be implemented within all early years settings. The books include suggestions for the innovative use of everyday ressources, popular books and stories.

This book offers an in-depth understanding of children's thinking skills from a psychological perspective. The book introduces the Learning Tools model, a vital cognitive tool used by children to learn and solve problems, and gives practical ideas on how practitioners can use everyday materials to promote problem solving and early numeracy skills through play.

Readers are encouraged to reflect on their own practice and understanding to help them provide learning opportunities to meet the unique needs of all children in their setting.


Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Understanding how children think  Chapter 2: The Learning Tools  Chapter 3: Numbers as labels for counting  Chapter 4: Calculating  Chapter 5: Shape, Space and Measures

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Anita M Hughes is a Chartered Educational Psychologist.