Working with Two-year-olds is an accessible and practical guide into the developmental pathways of two-year-olds. The book uses established research and environmental and cultural effects to provide an essential background on two-year-old development, while incorporating reflective questions and tasks to encourage self-reflection throughout.
Divided into three clear parts, this book covers useful and interesting topics on the development of two-year-olds, such as:
- Emotional and social development
- Language and communicating
- Disposition and mindset
- Playful learning
- Family life
- Physical development
Providing theoretical overviews alongside practical ideas, and consistently encouraging critical self-reflection on all topics covered, Brierley has created an informative and constructive manual for students on Early Childhood courses and for practitioners and childminders on continuing professional development courses alike.
Table of Contents
About the Author
Part One - Getting Started with Reflection
- The Reflective Practitioner
- The Foundations for Learning: Developmental Theory
- Physical Development: Moving to Learn or Learning to Move?
- Communication and Language Development: Competent Communicators
- Family Life
- Dispositions and Mindset
- Key Person
- Playing and Learning
- The Learning Environment
- The Documentation Process: Evidence of Learning
Part Two - The Building Blocks for Learning: The How of Learning
Part Three - The Environment for Learning: Provision and Practice
Julie Brierley is a lecturer in Education and programme director of PGCE Early Years (3-7 years) at the University of Hull, UK. Having 17 years’ experience gained from working with two-year-old children, their families and nursery practitioners has inspired her to write this book.