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Ready, Steady, Play!


About the Series

Guaranteed fun for children and practitioners alike, the Ready Steady Play series provides lively and STIMULATING activities for children.

Each book focuses on one specific aspect of play offering clear and detailed guidance on how to plan and enjoy wonderful play experiences with minimum fuss and maximum success.

Ready, Steady Play! Helps practitioners to:

  • develop activities easily, using suggested guidelines
  • ensure that health and safety issues are taken into account
  • Plan play that links to the early years curriculum

Each book in the Ready, Steady, Play! series includes guidance on:

  • preparing the children and the play space
  • what equipment and materials are needed
  • planning and carrying out the activity
  • adult: child ratios
  • developing language and vocabulary
  • extending learning

Simple but excellent ideas for creative play experiences for all early years practitioners and students on early years courses.  Parents looking for ideas will also find inspiration here.

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Displays and Interest Tables

Displays and Interest Tables

1st Edition

By Jayne Olpin
December 19, 2005

Conveying how collections and displays can become the focus for much discussion and debate in circle time, and how they can be linked to other play areas and themes running throughout the nursery, Displays and Interest Tables helps you to: demonstrate the value of young children's efforts ...

Play using Natural Materials

Play using Natural Materials

1st Edition

By Alison Howe
January 24, 2006

Play using Natural Materials shows that natural materials can egual ready-made toys as an exciting stimulus for play in order to promote the learning and development of children within early years settings. Use Play using Natural Materials to "Get out and Do", support a child's investigation of the...

Nature, Living and Growing

Nature, Living and Growing

1st Edition

By Harper Sue
August 31, 2005

Nature, Living and Growing focuses on outdoor play and how nature can contribute to a child’s learning and development. Split into four sections, which focus on each of the four seasons – spring, summer, autumn and winter, this book: includes activities appropriate to each season offers ideas...

Music and Singing

Music and Singing

1st Edition

By Durno Julie
January 31, 2006

Packed full of exciting activities that display how song and music can enhance a young child's learning, Music and Singing conveys how you can: have confidence in sharing music with young children explore a range of musical instruments have fun with sound....

Books, Stories and Puppets

Books, Stories and Puppets

1st Edition

By Green Sandy
May 24, 2013

Part of the Ready, Steady, Play! series, Books, Stories and Puppets promotes visual storytelling and provides ideas for extending learning through a range of stories and characters that are well-known and much loved by children and adults alike. This book: provides ideas and templates for ...

Festivals

Festivals

1st Edition

By Carolyn Hewitson
January 24, 2006

First Published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

Construction

Construction

1st Edition

By Lorna Boyd
January 20, 2006

First Published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

Food and Cooking

Food and Cooking

1st Edition

By Sandy Green
January 24, 2006

First Published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

Role Play

Role Play

1st Edition

By Sandy Green
September 30, 2005

Guaranteed fun for children and practitioners alike, the Ready Steady Play series provides lively and stimulating activities for children. Each book focuses on one specific aspect of play offering clear and detailed guidance on how to plan and enjoy wonderful play experiences with minimum ...

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