Review of the first edition:
'This book provides a very accessible approach to building a better understanding of young children and their development and will be an interesting and useful read for both experienced early years practitioners and for students who are just beginning to build their practical experience.' - Early Years Update
This highly practical and fully updated new edition is full of case studies and helpful advice on how to enhance our understanding of very young children. Through working with many practitioners in different settings, Christine Macintyre offers down-to-earth strategies to enhance the learning of children in their care, and asks:
With examples and case-studies drawn from a variety of real-life nursery practices, these interesting and thought-provoking scenarios will help enhance and develop the practice of all students and early years teachers.
1: Setting the scene 2: The very beginning of learning 3: Observation, assessment, planning intervention and evaluation. The OAPIE cycle 4:Play – A child’s life 5: Understanding Motor Development 6:Understanding social development 7: Understanding emotional development 8: Understanding moral development 9: Understanding intellectual development.
The books in this exciting new series have been written to closely mirror major modules in the GNVQ in Childcare (levels 1 & 2). Packed full of illustrations, practical ideas, support and advice, this series addresses the key issues arising from working in today’s nursery and school environments.
Benefit from the experiences of our highly qualified authors to help you captivate and inspire the children in the early years of their education.