Do you want to prepare the children in your class for the educational challenges they will face in the years to come?
Do you recognise the value of strong foundations for learning but wonder how to implement these in your setting?
Vygotsky in Action in the Early Years is based on the concepts of Lev Vygotsky, one of the twentieth century’s most influential theorists in the field of early years education. Drawing upon the Key to Learning curriculum, a unique and inspiring programme of cognitive development activities for the Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1, the author shows how you can encourage young children to become independent learners.
Vygotsky in Action in the Early Years transforms Vygotsky’s theory of child development into clear, accessible activities for children between the ages of three and seven, and explains the theory underpinning the practice, enabling practitioners to achieve this in their own setting.
This invaluable resource includes access to online ready-to-use activities providing a total of over 600 specially designed learning experiences, in 12 teacher-friendly curriculum modules. With links to the Early Years Foundation Stage learning goals, this comprehensive programme helps you enable children to:
Early years practitioners and Key Stage 1 teachers wanting to extend and enrich children’s cognitive development will find this an invaluable tool to complement and systemise existing good practice.
'Vygotsky in Action in the Early Years: The 'Key to Learning' Curriculum is a book that provides an interesting and thought-provoking introduction and approach to the 'Key to Learning' curriculum. It is a way of helping young children to become independent learners' - Early Years Update, October 2009
Selected Contents: CONTENTS FOREWORD LEV VYGOTSKY – A THINKER WHO CHANGED TEACHING VIVA VYGOTSKY! DEVELOPING LEARNING ABILITIES, UNLOCKING POSSIBILITIES UNDERSTANDING ABILITIES THE MECHANISM OF ABILITIES THE CLASSIFICATION OF ABILITIES A DEVELOPMENTAL CURRICULUM TWELVE PROGRAMMES, ONE PRACTICE THE PEDAGOGICAL PROCESS GROUP WORK SUBSTITUTION AND VISUAL MODELLING EXTERNAL MEDIATORS: VISIBLE PROPS AND PROMPTS FOR LEARNING COGNITIVE TASKS VISUAL MODELLING AND PRODUCTIVE IMAGINATION IN CONCLUSION FROM SENSORY STANDARDS TO VERBAL REASONING – A THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVE SENSORY STANDARDS AND PERCEPTUAL MODELLING CREATIVE MODELLING MATHEMATICS LOGIC CONSTRUCTION FROM THEORY TO PRACTICE – THE KEY TO LEARNING DEVELOPMENTAL CURRICULUM SENSORY MATHEMATICS LOGIC MATHEMATICS STORY GRAMMAR DEVELOPMENTAL GAMES ARTOGRAPHICS VISUAL-SPATIAL CREATIVE MODELLING CONSTRUCTION EXPLORATION EXPRESSIVE MOVEMENT YOU-ME-WORLD PARENT POWER – STRATEGIES FOR BUILDING A POSITIVE PARTNERSHIP ALL WORK AND NO PLAY IT’S NEVER TOO LATE TO LEARN, IT’S NEVER TOO EARLY TO TEACH "HOMEWORK" FOR PARENTS WHAT PEOPLE SAY… PROFESSIONAL OPINIONS WHAT PARENTS SAY REFERENCES