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  • The Philosophy and Practice of Outstanding Early Years Provision

    Edited by Pat Beckley

    This guide provides the philosophical and theoretical foundations for outstanding Early Years practice. With contributions from a group of leading Early Years professionals, it draws on their range of backgrounds and expertise to support reflection and deepen understandings of the…

    Paperback – 2018-05-01 

  • Natural Water Activities for the Early Years

    Enhancing and supporting learning

    By Judit Horvath

    This book will inspire practitioners to think creatively about providing rich play situations for young children in natural water environments. Drawing on the Water School approach, it explains how experiences with natural water can enhance and support children’s learning. Activities are…

    Paperback – 2018-04-30 

  • The Emotional Needs of Young Children

    Understanding emotional development in the early years

    By Patricia Johnson

    This book focuses on the emotional needs, the experiences and development of children from conception to five. It explores children’s right to feel loved and develop secure attachments in relation to neuro-scientific research, attachment and health and wellbeing and examines the responsibilities of…

    Paperback – 2018-04-30 

  • Children’s Participation in Global Contexts

    Going Beyond Voice

    By Vicky Johnson, Andy West

    Children's and young people’s right to participate has been increasingly acknowledged and taken up internationally, as expressed in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Yet much of this has focused on collecting children’s voices, rather than achieving change, and has met its limits. This…

    Hardback – 2018-04-27 

  • Embodied Family Choreography

    Practices of Control, Care, and Mundane Creativity

    By Marjorie Harness Goodwin, Asta Cekaite

    Hardback – 2018-04-24 
    Directions in Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis

  • Little Kids, Big Dilemmas

    Your parenting problems solved by science

    By Sarah Kuppen

    Fed up with conflicting advice? This book offers real answers to the following questions and more… Can sleep training harm my baby? Is screen time bad for my child? Is breast always best? Psychologist Dr Sarah Kuppen, expert in early child development, uses her scientific expertise to sort through…

    Paperback – 2018-04-06 

  • Nature and Young Children

    Encouraging Creative Play and Learning in Natural Environments, 3rd Edition

    By Ruth Wilson

    Now in its third edition, Nature and Young Children promotes the holistic development of children by connecting them with nature. It offers practical advice on how to set up indoor and outdoor nature play spaces as well as encouraging environmentally responsible attitudes, values and behaviour in…

    Paperback – 2018-04-04 

  • Creative Writing in Schools

    History, Poetry, Writers and Children

    By Mick Gowar

    Through a focus on history, language, and the child-as-writer, this book grapples with changing approaches to creativity in the classroom. Gowar places the teaching of creative writing in schools within the context of the history of ideas, tracing the idea that pupils should be engaged creatively…

    Hardback – 2018-04-01 
    Children's Literature and Culture

  • Animals in Early Childhood Education

    By Diahann Gallard

    This book is a research-based text about animals in early childhood education for researchers, academics and postgraduate students. It includes philosophical, historical and socio-political ideas about animals in early childhood education. Written from a pragmatic perspective, the author outlines…

    Hardback – 2018-04-01 
    Routledge Research in Early Childhood Education

  • Supporting Abused and Neglected Children in the Early Years

    Practice, policy and provision

    By Sue Soan

    This book provides early years practitioners and students with the theoretical and research knowledge necessary to help them respond and support children who have experienced abuse or neglect. It will assist them in planning appropriate intervention and learning opportunities for young children who…

    Paperback – 2018-03-30 

  • Eco-Education for Young Children

    Practical Approaches for Teaching 0–8-Year-Olds

    By Ann Lewin-Benham

    Eco-Education for Young Children provides readers with a comprehensive overview of current environmental issues. Written by one of the foremost thought leaders in early education, this book provides novel, authentic ways for young children to investigate the environment in and out of school.…

    Paperback – 2018-03-27 

  • Music and Singing in the Early Years

    A Guide to Singing with Young Children

    By Zoe Greenhalgh

    Music and singing are an inherent part of children’s lives and offer a wonderful opportunity to promote young children’s learning and development. This "how to" guide is full of useful information to support musical understanding and assist practitioners in developing their knowledge, skills and…

    Paperback – 2018-03-22 

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