Teaching in the Early Grades

Learning through play for babies toddlers and young children

Learning through play : for babies, toddlers and young children

by Tina Bruce

callnumbericon LB 1140.35 P55 B78 2011       ED-61650

Edition: 2nd ed.

Language: English  

Publisher: London : Hodder Education, 2011

Summary:       Let the expert on Early Years Play explain the key ideas and best practice. Professor Tina Bruce, an acknowledged expert on play, has a real talent for presenting key ideas and difficult concept in a clear and straightforward manner. This definitive guide to the values behind play, the importance of play for child development from 0 to 5 years old, and best practice for cultivating play in an Early Years or Educational setting. She shows that play helps children to achieve the highest form of learning in early childhood. This is an ideal text for those studying Play at levels 3 and 4, Foundation Degrees, Undergraduate Early Childhood Studies and Primary Education courses, Postgraduate study and for those working in an Early Years setting.

The new early years foundation stage changes challenges and reflections

The new early years foundation stage : changes, challenges and reflections

by Pat Beckley

 callnumbericon LB 1139.3 G7 N49 2013       ED-61806

Language: English  

Publisher: Maidenhead, England : Open University press, [2013]

Summary:     This title provides an overview of the proposed changes to the early years foundation stage framework and raises contemporary issues for early years' pedagogy and practice. It discusses the philosophy and rationale underpinning the changes, with consideration of happenings in early years settings and practical suggestions for practitioners to support their process of change.

Perspectives on play learning for life

Perspectives on play : learning for life

by Avril Brock; Pam Jarvis; Yinka Olusoga

 callnumbericon LB 1139.35 P55 P47 2014       ED-61809

Edition: 2nd ed.

Language: English  

Publisher: London : Routledge, 2014

Summary:     This brand new text breaks the mould of books on the subject of play currently on the market. It explores, debates and further develops the theory of play, relating cutting-edge theory to examples of practice, taken from a broad range of multi-disciplinary perspectives. Each author brings their own perspective to the subject, based on rich and diverse experience, examining play-based activities from a wide variety of settings: the classroom, the playground, the home and local community. Each chapter is illustrated throughout with observation notes, case studies, interviews and discussions, encouraging you not only to critically evaluate current research but to reflect on ways in which you could develop and improve your own practice. Perspectives on Play will be an invaluable resource for any student studying within childhood studies, playwork programmes or training to teach at early years or primary level. The book is also ideal for early years, primary and play practitioners.


Supporting play in early childhood environment curriculum assessment

Supporting play in early childhood : environment, curriculum, assessment

by Dorothy Justus Sluss

callnumbericon LB 1140.35 P55 S58 2015       ED-61839

Edition: 2nd ed.

Language: English  

Publisher: Australia : Cengage Learning, [2015]

Summary:     Aimed at teachers and future teachers of children from birth through age eight, this book examines the positive effects of play on children's social/emotional, cognitive, and physical development. You will learn how to assess a child's learning through play, making play a more practicable teaching mechanism. You also will learn step-by-step recommendations for establishing a classroom that promotes play and how to develop play-based programs for children in specific age groups: infants and toddlers, preschoolers, kindergarten children, and primary-age children. Incorporating play into the program of special needs children is addressed in each age-specific section and in a separate chapter.

Teaching and learning in the early years

Teaching and learning in the early years

by David Whitebread; Penny Coltman

callnumbericon LB 1139.3 G7 T43 2015       ED-61674

Edition: 4th ed.

Language: English  

Publisher: London : Routledge, 2015

Summary:     This best-selling text book provides a broad-ranging and up-to-date review of thinking and best practice within nursery and infant education. Written around the basic truth that an effective early years curriculum must start with the children, their needs and their potential, the contributors to this classic text acknowledge that learning must have a strong element of fun, wonder and excitement. Fully revised and updated in light of recent changes to the Early Years curriculum, with brand new chapters on assessment, communication, writing, creativity and diversity, the contributors address a range of fundamental issues and principles, including: * an analysis of research into how children learn; * discussions of issues such as classroom organisation, curriculum management, and assessment; * a detailed section on play and language; * chapters covering individual curriculum areas, including new chapters on music and PSHE. Each chapter combines a review of important principles with practical and inspiring classroom examples throughout. It is essential reading for all Foundations Stage and KS1 trainee teachers, their tutors and mentors, and serving teachers working in the 3-7 age range who wish to reflect upon and develop their practice.


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