Early Childhood Products

  • 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 – 2017-01-16 

  • Placements and Work-based Learning in Education Studies

    An introduction for students

    Edited by Jim Hordern, Catherine A. Simon

    Written specifically for education studies students, this accessible text offers a clear introduction to placements and work-based learning, providing an insight into work in schools and education settings. Including case studies to illustrate the diversity of placements and workplace…

    Paperback – 2017-01-11 
    Foundations of Education Studies

  • Child-Centred Education

    By Sue Rogers

    What is child-centred education? Where do its core ideas stem from? What do these ideas mean for children and teachers today? Child-centred education is central to contemporary debates about what constitutes effective teaching and learning. Frequently pitched against formal approaches to education…

    Paperback – 2017-01-01 
    Understanding Primary Education Series

  • Using Characters and Themes to Inspire Early Learning

    A practical guide

    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 which the children have to…

    Paperback – 2016-12-20 

  • Early Childhood Education for Muslim Children

    Rationales and practices in South Africa

    By Hasina Banu Ebrahim

    Early Childhood Education for Muslim Children foregrounds the marginalised perspective of Muslim children aged three to five and examines how they are cared for and educated in centre-based provision in two provinces in post-apartheid South Africa. Both theological and social science perspectives…

    Hardback – 2016-12-15 
    Routledge Research in Early Childhood Education

  • Old and new generations in the 21st century

    Shifting landscapes of education

    Edited by Stefan Ramaekers

    The matter of simply living together, on both a global and a local scale, is complicated by the cultural, economic, religious, technological, and ecological challenges that we face in today’s world. An educational-philosophical take on these complexities translates into reflections on, and attempts…

    Hardback – 2016-12-12 

  • Flourishing in the Early Years

    Contexts, practices and futures

    Edited by Zenna Kingdon, Jan Gourd, Michael Gasper

    If young children are to flourish and become happy, confident and motivated learners, they need to develop in an environment that gives them the opportunities and freedom to play and learn, along with the support of parents and practitioners who are flourishing themselves. This invaluable text…

    Paperback – 2016-12-09 

  • Storytelling in Early Childhood

    Enriching language, literacy and classroom culture

    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 – 2016-12-08 

  • Exploring Children’s Learning

    3 – 11 years

    Edited by Christine Ritchie

    Exploring Children’s Learning: 3–11 years is essential reading for those passionate about supporting children’s learning environments from Early Years to Key Stage 2. By combining learning with important aspects of a broad curriculum content it will inspire and enhance an interest in supporting…

    Paperback – 2016-12-08 

  • Getting Boys Up and Running in the Early Years

    Creating stimulating places and spaces for learning

    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 – 2016-12-07 

  • Working Together in Children's Services

    2nd Edition

    By Damien Fitzgerald, Janet Kay

    The importance of interagency cooperation within children’s services has been highlighted within recent government strategy, including the Every Child Matters agenda, the development of Children’s Centres and the expansion of Extended Schools. Following tragic cases such as Victoria Climbie, the…

    Paperback – 2016-12-02 

  • Visual Methods in the Field

    Photography for the Social Sciences

    By Terence Heng

    The use of images, particularly photography, has been steadily gaining popularity in academia, but there has not yet been a book that deals with the act and process of photo-taking in the field. Drawing upon 21 years of photographic experience and sociological research, Terence Heng’s immersive and…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11 

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