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  • Introducing Trevarthen

    A Guide for Practitioners and Students in Early Years Education

    By Sandra Smidt

    Colwyn Trevarthen’s seminal work has earned him a place alongside the most prestigious thinkers, writers and researchers into human development. He is universally acknowledged as the pre-eminent expert on foetal, neonatal and early childhood development. Sandra Smidt examines the impact of his…

    Paperback – 2017-10-12
    Routledge
    Introducing Early Years Thinkers

  • Multilingualism in the Early Years

    Extending the limits of our world

    By Sandra Smidt

    Multilingualism in the Early Years is a highly accessible text that examines the political, theoretical, ideological and practical issues involved in the education of children speaking two or more languages. Drawing on current research and thinking about the advantages and disadvantages of being…

    Paperback – 2016-04-19
    Routledge

  • Observing Young Children

    The role of observation and assessment in early childhood settings, 2nd Edition

    By Sandra Smidt

    This fully revised second edition of Observing, Assessing and Planning for Children in the Early Years provides a detailed analysis of what is meant by the observation of young learners and why this is so vital to early years practitioners and students. In this accessible and insightful text,…

    Paperback – 2015-06-03
    Routledge
    Essential Guides for Early Years Practitioners

  • An ABC of Early Childhood Education

    A guide to some of the key issues

    By Sandra Smidt

    This unique and engaging resource describes, critiques and analyses the significance of a wide range of contemporary and classic ideas about how young children learn. Organised in a handy A – Z format, best-selling author and early years expert Sandra Smidt: Traces back each idea to the roots of…

    Paperback – 2014-09-25
    Routledge

  • Introducing Freire

    A guide for students, teachers and practitioners

    By Sandra Smidt

    The famous Brazilian educator Paulo Freire has influenced educators, teachers and students in a broad tapestry of contexts and countries, as he challenged conventional thinking on how teachers ought to teach and learners ought to learn. By making his ideas accessible and relevant, this insightful…

    Paperback – 2014-04-15
    Routledge
    Introducing Early Years Thinkers

  • The Developing Child in the 21st Century

    A global perspective on child development, 2nd Edition

    By Sandra Smidt

    Offering a sociocultural approach to education and learning, this fascinating exploration of childhood provides an in-depth understanding of how children make sense of the world and the people in it. Examining the ways in which children express their thoughts, feelings and actively generate meaning…

    Paperback – 2013-05-28
    Routledge

  • Introducing Malaguzzi

    Exploring the life and work of Reggio Emilia’s founding father

    By Sandra Smidt

    Loris Malaguzzi is recognised as the founder of the extraordinary programmes of preschool education that developed after the war in Reggio Emilia, Italy. Deeply embedded in the cultures and communities they serve, these unique preschools have justifiably become famous throughout the world. In this…

    Paperback – 2012-10-31
    Routledge
    Introducing Early Years Thinkers

  • Introducing Bruner

    A Guide for Practitioners and Students in Early Years Education

    By Sandra Smidt

    Sandra Smidt takes the reader on a journey through the key concepts of Jerome Bruner, a significant figure in the field of early education whose work has spanned almost a century. His wide-ranging and innovative principles of early learning and teaching are unpicked here using everyday language and…

    Paperback – 2011-04-01
    Routledge
    Introducing Early Years Thinkers

  • Playing to Learn

    The role of play in the early years

    By Sandra Smidt

    Sandra Smidt sets out to explain what play is and why it is so important as one of the key ways of learning, particularly - but not solely - for young children. She argues that all play is purposeful, and can only truly considered to be play when the child has chosen what to do, where and how to do…

    Paperback – 2010-07-21
    Routledge

  • Key Issues in Early Years Education

    A Guide for Students and Practitioners, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Sandra Smidt, Sandra Smidt

    Key Issues in Early Years Education is the second edition of The Early Years: A Reader. This essential text for students and professionals is unique in its range of voices and topics and in its determination to see the child as central to learning and development. As in the first edition it…

    Paperback – 2009-07-14
    Routledge

  • Planning for the Early Years Foundation Stage

    By Sandra Smidt

    The Practical Guidance in the Early Years Foundation Stage series will assist practitioners in the smooth and successful implementation of the Early Years Foundation Stage. Each book gives clear and detailed explanations of each aspect of Learning and Development and encourages readers to consider…

    Paperback – 2009-03-27
    David Fulton Publishers
    Practical Guidance in the EYFS

  • Introducing Vygotsky

    A Guide for Practitioners and Students in Early Years Education

    By Sandra Smidt

    Sandra Smidt takes the reader on a journey through the key concepts of Lev Vygotsky, one of the twentieth century’s most influential theorists in the field of early education. His ground-breaking principles of early learning and teaching are unpicked here using every-day language, and critical…

    Paperback – 2008-12-08
    Routledge
    Introducing Early Years Thinkers

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