Early Years Products

  • Expressive Arts and Design in the Early Years

    Supporting young children’s creativity through art, design, music, dance and imaginative play

    By Anni McTavish

    Full of inspiring ideas for all early years’ practitioners and leaders, this book provides clear and detailed information about expressive arts and design in the early years and how to plan for this area of learning across a wide variety of different settings. It aims to develop practitioners‘…

    Paperback – 2018-08-30 

  • How to Develop Confident Mathematicians in the Early Years

    By Tony Cotton

    This book will help its reader confidently support young children’s mathematical development. It provides a wide range of practical activities and suggestions for adult-child interaction and explains how activities will feed into further mathematical development.…

    Paperback – 2018-08-30 

  • Be Realistic, Demand the Impossible

    A Memoir of Work in Childcare and Education

    By Helen Penn

    An astute exploration of the complexities of working and learning in the field of Early Childhood Education and Care, Professor Helen Penn tells of her experiences of working as a teacher, social worker, campaigner, researcher and writer, and so reflects on the perennial and complex issues which…

    Paperback – 2018-08-30 
    Contesting Early Childhood

  • Engaging Young Children in Mathematical Routines

    Connecting Math with State Standards in Pre-K and Kindergarten

    Edited by Jeanne White, Linda Dauksas

    Engaging Young Children in Mathematical Routines is a guide for teachers and childcare professionals working at the Pre-K and Kindergarten levels that focuses on engagement with state standards for mathematics such as the CCSS-M and more. You will learn how to support young children mathematically,…

    Paperback – 2018-08-15 

  • Digital Childhood

    Technology, New Media and Children's Culture

    By Jan Pettersen

    Based upon recent research and empirical inquiry, this text highlights and questions the myths and facts behind the controversial concept of young children accessing technology, and looks at the effects of screen-based media on the child in what the author describes as ‘digital contagion’. Situated…

    Paperback – 2018-08-15 

  • Early Childhood Education Redefined

    Reflections and Recommendations on the Impact of Start Right

    Edited by Pat Preedy, Kay Sanderson, Sir Christopher Ball

    Probing the shortcomings of contemporary early years provision, whilst offering practical and informed solutions, Early Childhood Education Redefined at once celebrates the progress made in this field since the publication of the ‘Start Right Report’ (1994), whilst also calling for further changes…

    Paperback – 2018-08-08 

  • Developing Creativity and Curiosity Outdoors

    How to Extend Creative Learning in the Early Years

    By Julie Johnson, Ann Watts

    This accessible guide will inform, prompt and inspire practitioners as they develop their own creativity, and seize the rich opportunities offered by outdoor environments to cultivate and encourage the creative skills of the young children in their care. Including information on Forest School,…

    Paperback – 2018-08-07 

  • Alternative Narratives in Early Childhood

    An Introduction for Students and Practitioners

    By Peter Moss

    Challenging dominant discourses in the field of early childhood education, this book provides an accessible introduction to some of the alternative narratives and diverse perspectives that are increasingly to be heard in this field, as well as discussing the importance of paradigm, politics and…

    Paperback – 2018-08-06 
    Contesting Early Childhood

  • 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 – 2018-08-01 
    Routledge Research in Early Childhood Education

  • Using Solution Focused Practice in Schools

    50 Ideas and Strategies for Teachers

    By Yasmin Ajmal, Harvey Ratner

    The Solution Focused Approach has long been recognised as having a great deal to offer the field of education and schools in particular. Solution Focused Practice in Schools presents the SF Approach in simple, easy to apply methods that hard-pressed school personnel can adapt to their everyday work…

    Paperback – 2018-07-30 

  • Developing Baseline Communication Skills

    Games and Activities for 3-5 year olds, 2nd Edition

    By Catherine Delamain, Jill Spring

    Developing Baseline Communication Skills is a practical resource designed to fit with baseline assessments in primary school. The second edition of this bestselling resource contains a programme of games and activities to foster personal and social development, and promote language and literacy…

    Paperback – 2018-07-30 
    The Good Communication Pathway

  • A Practitioner's Guide to Enhancing Parenting Skills

    Assessment, Analysis and Intervention

    By Judy Hutchings, Margiad Williams

    Paperback – 2018-07-20 

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