Education: Childhood

  • Year One in Action: A Month-by-Month Guide to Taking Early Years Pedagogy into KS1 book cover

    Year One in Action

    A Month-by-Month Guide to Taking Early Years Pedagogy into KS1, 1st Edition

    By Anna Ephgrave

    Children are ‘hard-wired’ to learn and they learn best by being active and autonomous – exploring, discovering, creating and taking risks, in other words, by playing. However, formal, subject specific lessons and a focus on data, targets and unrealistic expectations are causing young children to be…

    Paperback – 2017-03-07
    Routledge

  • Understanding the Danish Forest School Approach: Early Years Education in Practice book cover

    Understanding the Danish Forest School Approach

    Early Years Education in Practice, 2nd Edition

    By Jane Williams-Siegfredsen

    This fully revised edition of Understanding the Danish Forest School Approach is a much needed source of information for those wishing to extend and consolidate their understanding of the Danish Forest School Approach. It enables analysis of the essential elements of this particular approach to…

    Paperback – 2017-03-01
    Routledge
    Understanding the… Approach

  • Philosophical Perspectives on Play book cover

    Philosophical Perspectives on Play

    1st Edition

    Edited by Malcolm MacLean, Wendy Russell, Emily Ryall

    Philosophical Perspectives on Play builds on the disciplinary and paradigmatic bridges constructed between the study of philosophy and play in The Philosophy of Play (Routledge, 2013) to develop a richer understanding of the concept and nature of play and its relation to human life and value. Made…

    Paperback – 2017-02-27
    Routledge

  • Understanding Behaviour in Early Years Settings: Supporting Personal, Social and Emotional Development from 0–5 book cover

    Understanding Behaviour in Early Years Settings

    Supporting Personal, Social and Emotional Development from 0–5, 1st Edition

    By Hannah Mortimer

    Everything we learn, every way we influence others and every relationship we form hangs around a complex interplay of behaviours, feelings and thoughts. This practical book explores the factors that influence children’s behaviour in the early years, enabling practitioners, parents and carers to…

    Paperback – 2017-02-24
    Routledge

  • Childhood, Education and Philosophy: New ideas for an old relationship book cover

    Childhood, Education and Philosophy

    New ideas for an old relationship, 1st Edition

    By Walter Kohan

    This book explores the idea of a childlike education and offers critical tools to question traditional forms of education, and alternative ways to understand and practice the relationship between education and childhood. Engaging with the work of Michel Foucault, Jacques Rancière, Giorgio Agamben…

    Paperback – 2017-02-07
    Routledge
    New Directions in the Philosophy of Education

  • Child-Initiated Play and Learning: Planning for possibilities in the early years book cover

    Child-Initiated Play and Learning

    Planning for possibilities in the early years, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Annie Woods

    Child-Initiated Play and Learning shows how a creative approach to learning that allows for spontaneous adventures in play through child-led projects can lead to rich learning experiences that build on children’s own interests. This second edition has been fully updated in light of policy and…

    Paperback – 2017-01-17
    Routledge

  • Using Characters and Themes to Inspire Early Learning: A Practical Guide book cover

    Using Characters and Themes to Inspire Early Learning

    A Practical Guide, 1st Edition

    By Jo Ayers, Louise Robson

    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…

    Paperback – 2016-12-19
    Routledge

  • Handbook of Children's Rights: Global and Multidisciplinary Perspectives book cover

    Handbook of Children's Rights

    Global and Multidisciplinary Perspectives, 1st Edition

    Edited by Martin D. Ruck, Michele Peterson-Badali, Michael Freeman

    While the notion of young people as individuals worthy or capable of having rights is of relatively recent origin, over the past several decades there has been a substantial increase in both social and political commitment to children’s rights as well as a tendency to grant young people some of the…

    Paperback – 2016-12-16
    Routledge

  • Storytelling in Early Childhood: Enriching language, literacy and classroom culture book cover

    Storytelling in Early Childhood

    Enriching language, literacy and classroom culture, 1st Edition

    Edited by Teresa Cremin, Rosie Flewitt, Ben Mardell, Joan Swann

    Storytelling in Early Childhood is a captivating book which explores the multiple dimensions of storytelling and story acting and shows how they enrich language and literacy learning in the early years. Foregrounding the power of children’s own stories in the early and primary years, it provides…

    Paperback – 2016-12-12
    Routledge

  • Getting Boys Up and Running in the Early Years: Creating stimulating places and spaces for learning book cover

    Getting Boys Up and Running in the Early Years

    Creating stimulating places and spaces for learning, 1st Edition

    By Julie Cigman

    Getting Boys Up and Running in the Early Years addresses the fact that boys do less well than girls in all areas of learning in the Early Years and continue to lag behind girls in assessments throughout their school careers. This book draws on current research to provide practical advice on ways in…

    Paperback – 2016-11-25
    Routledge

  • Spiritual Experiences in Early Childhood Education: Four Kindergarteners, One Classroom book cover

    Spiritual Experiences in Early Childhood Education

    Four Kindergarteners, One Classroom, 1st Edition

    By Jennifer Mata

    Spirituality is frequently avoided in the public school classroom in an attempt to prevent controversy. However, by ignoring, preventing, or discounting spirituality, educators can also inhibit children’s spiritual development. Based on qualitative research and interactions with both children and…

    Paperback – 2016-11-18
    Routledge

  • Taking the First Steps Outside: Under threes learning and developing in the natural environment book cover

    Taking the First Steps Outside

    Under threes learning and developing in the natural environment, 1st Edition

    By Helen Bilton, Gabriela Bento, Gisela Dias

    Can one be too young to play outside? This unique and compelling book charts the experiences of a group of under-three-year-olds as they explore their natural outdoor environment, followed by caring and attentive adults. It deconstructs the myths that underestimate under threes and celebrates the…

    Paperback – 2016-11-07
    Routledge

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