Offering an approach that is tried, tested and proven to work, this book supports practitioners in planning and resourcing a series of topics based around popular themes and interests in the early years. Each topic is open-ended and introduced in the form of a problem that the children have to solve and can be led by their knowledge, thoughts and ideas.
Using Characters and Themes to Inspire Early Learning aims to nurture children’s natural curiosity and imagination, encouraging them to become the facilitators who are empowered to solve problems, explore solutions and take ownership of their learning.
There are links throughout to the seven areas of learning in the EYFS and practical guidance on how to document the children’s learning. Features include:
Packed with ideas for extending learning and practical resources that can be printed out for use in the classroom, this book is essential reading for all students and practitioners who want to provide inspiring learning opportunities for the children in their care.
Introduction 1. Sammy the Sports Car Setting the scene Sessions 1-4 Appendix 1 2. The mysterious seed Setting the scene Sessions 1-5 Appendix 2 3. Nancy the Knight and Lord Lawrence Setting the scene Sessions 1-6 Appendix 3 4. Walk the Plank: Pirate Adventure Setting the scene Sessions 1-5 Appendix 4 5. Police Officer Pete and Detective Della Setting the scene Sessions 1-6 Appendix 5 Resources