Early Childhood Products

  • Philosophy for Children

    Theories and praxis in teacher education

    Edited by Babs Anderson

    Philosophy for Children (P4C) is a movement that teaches reasoning and argumentative skills to children of all ages. This book looks at the progress that P4C has made in the UK in addressing issues of literacy, critical thinking, PSHE, education for sustainable development and wider issues such as…

    Paperback – 2016-08-30 
    Routledge

  • Enhancing Learning through Play

    A developmental perspective for early years settings, 3rd Edition

    By Christine Macintyre

    Written to explain why children need to play and offering practical guidance on how to best support children’s development through play, this fully updated third edition includes a wealth of new information to reflect recent changes in the curriculum and early years qualifications. Featuring new…

    Paperback – 2016-08-26 
    Routledge

  • Reclaiming Early Childhood Literacies

    Narratives of Hope, Power, and Vision

    Edited by Richard J Meyer, Kathryn F. Whitmore

    At a time when literacy has become more of a political issue than a research or pedagogical one, this volume refocuses attention on work with young children that places them at the center of their literacy worlds. Drawing on robust and growing knowledge which is often marginalized because of…

    Paperback – 2016-08-23 
    Routledge

  • Exploring Poetry with Young Children

    Sharing and creating poems in the early years

    By Ann Watts

    With the increased focus on children’s language in Early Years education, poetry can be a valuable tool in enhancing speaking, listening and communication. This book provides parents and practitioners with a guide on how and where to start with using poetry with children. Combined with practical…

    Paperback – 2016-08-15 
    Routledge

  • iPads in the Early Years

    Developing literacy and creativity

    By Michael Dezuanni, Karen Dooley, Sandra Gattenhof, Linda Knight

    Digital devices, such as smart phones and tablet computers, are becoming commonplace in young children’s lives for play, entertainment, learning and communication. Recently, there has been a great deal of focus on the educational potential of these devices in both formal and informal educational…

    Paperback – 2016-08-09 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Early Childhood Education

  • Creativity and Creative Pedagogies in the Early and Primary Years

    Edited by Teresa Cremin

    Whilst recognition of the role and nature of creativity and interest in creative pedagogical practice has grown, tensions persist at several levels, particularly in accountability cultures, where international comparisons of literacy, numeracy and science frame, shape and often limit policy,…

    Hardback – 2016-08-01 
    Routledge

  • Understanding Research in Early Childhood Education

    Quantitative and Qualitative Methods

    By Nancy File, Jennifer J. Mueller, Debora Basler Wisneski, Andrew J. Stremmel

    Understanding Research in Early Childhood Education: Quantitative and Qualitative Methods prepares readers to be informed consumers of early childhood research. Rather than following the traditional format of covering quantitative and qualitative methods separately, this innovative textbook offers…

    Paperback – 2016-07-25 
    Routledge

  • Young Children in a Digital Age

    Supporting learning and development with technology in early years

    Edited by Lorraine Kaye

    Young children are born into a digital world and it is not unusual to see preschool children intuitively swiping screens and confidently pressing buttons. There is much debate about the impact of the increased access to technology on young children’s health and wellbeing with claims that it damages…

    Paperback – 2016-07-21 
    Routledge

  • Communicating with Children from Birth to Four Years

    By Debbie Chalmers

    Developing Children’s Communication from Birth to Four Years is an encouraging guide for practitioners and students working with young children in the Early Years Foundation Stage, which will also appeal to parents and family carers. Providing a clear outline of children’s needs, responses and…

    Paperback – 2016-07-11 
    Routledge

  • Philosophy and Pedagogy of Early Childhood

    Edited by Sandy Farquhar, E. Jayne White

    In recent years, new discourses have emerged to inform the philosophy and pedagogy of early childhood. This collection brings together contributions from leading scholars in early childhood education, and each chapter engages with the critical task of reformulating early childhood education and the…

    Hardback – 2016-06-17 
    Routledge
    Educational Philosophy and Theory

  • Adventure Education

    Fun games and activities for children and young people

    By Linda Ritson

    This essential guide promotes learning through activity-centred adventure experiences, providing skill development, social education and personal development for practitioners, teachers, support staff and youth groups. This book offers advice and practical guidance on planning, setting up and…

    Paperback – 2016-06-13 
    Routledge

  • Early Childhood Playgrounds

    Planning an outside learning environment

    By Prue Walsh

    The outdoor play environment has an integral role to play in a child’s learning across the pivotal early childhood years. An outside space that is well designed allows for enriching, stimulating and challenging play experiences that meet children’s ongoing developmental needs. Early Childhood…

    Paperback – 2016-05-05
    Routledge

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