Everyday Early Learning

Everyday Early Learning provides a myriad of ways to use everyday items for great early learning opportunities. For each activity, the book lists an age range, materials, step-by-step instructions, and possible variations.

Author: Jeff A. Johnson

Publisher: Redleaf Press

ISBN: 1605540587

Category: Education

Page: 200

View: 952

Children can pluck an elastic band to learn about the vibrations that create music, or they can bake a cake to learn measurement and reading skills. Everyday Early Learning provides a myriad of ways to use everyday items for great early learning opportunities. For each activity, the book lists an age range, materials, step-by-step instructions, and possible variations. All are inexpensive and allow children to learn without much adult involvement. These projects will help children develop skills in language and literacy, math and logical thinking, science and problem-solving, and art and creative representation, as well as social and physical skills.

Do It Yourself Early Learning

This innovative guide takes teachers on a journey through the aisles of the local home center to help them find creative ways to teach young children to build, interact, and learn from a wide variety of materials—from plumbing and ...

Author: Jeff A. Johnson

Publisher: Redleaf Press

ISBN: 1605540595

Category: Education

Page: 200

View: 411

A how-to guide to creating toys and activities from materials found in your local home center.

Developing Everyday Coping Skills in the Early Years

This evidence-based book will help parents and practitioners to develop children's coping skills through arts and language-based strategies.

Author: Erica Frydenberg

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 144116104X

Category: Education

Page: 128

View: 599

This evidence-based book will help parents and practitioners to develop children's coping skills through arts and language-based strategies.

Everyday Learning about Maths

"In 'Everyday learning about maths' experienced educators Jenni Connor and Denise Neal explore how maths concepts develop and can be encouraged - from simple number rhyme activities with young babies through to counting, recognising ...

Author: Jenni Connor

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780975193631

Category: Mathematics

Page: 24

View: 903

"In 'Everyday learning about maths' experienced educators Jenni Connor and Denise Neal explore how maths concepts develop and can be encouraged - from simple number rhyme activities with young babies through to counting, recognising patterns and beginning to understand time with preschoolers." -back cover.

Everyday Goodbyes

Positioning separation as the underlying curriculum for all early childhood programs, this wonderful book helps teachers and parents to understand why children take time to adjust.

Author: Nancy Balaban

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807746394

Category: Education

Page: 153

View: 500

Separation often evokes feelings of fear and anxiety in all of us, children, parents, and teachers alike. Because the success or failure of early separation experiences can affect a child's movement toward independence, teachers and parents must know how to help young children cope with the unpleasant feelings sometimes associated with separation. In Everyday Goodbyes (her follow-up to Starting School: From Separation to Independence), Nancy Balaban once again addresses this critical aspect of child development. Emphasizing the need for parents and teachers to work together in phasing children into a child-care, preschool, or kindergarten program, she offers many sensitive, practical suggestions to ease the separation process for all involved. Positioning separation as the underlying curriculum for all early childhood programs, this wonderful book helps teachers and parents to understand why children take time to adjust. Photographs and real-life anecdotes of children, teachers, and parents illustrate all aspects of the adjustment process, and activities for the classroom that support children''s movement toward independence and self-confidence are included.

Early Learning and Development

Early Learning and Development offers new models of 'conceptual play' practice and theory.

Author: Marilyn Fleer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521122651

Category: Education

Page: 243

View: 709

Early Learning and Development offers new models of 'conceptual play' practice and theory.

Everyday Learning about Talking

In this book the author explains the stages in language development and how the involvement of children in listening to and participating in family conversations, especially before the age of three, enhances their capacity to learn to talk. ...

Author: Julie Campbell

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780975193570

Category: Child development

Page: 24

View: 576

The very early years of children's lives have been shown to be crucial to their development of language and their subsequent capacity to take advantage of preschool and school programs.In Everyday learning about talking, experienced educator and author Julie Campbell explains the stages in language development and how the involvement of children in listening to and participating in family conversations, especially before the age of three, enhances their capacity to learn to talk.Suggestions for simple word games to use as a starting point are also included.The progression of young children from joining in with a few simple words to actively contributing to detailed conversations is a delightful aspect of early development. This book shows parents, carers and educators what to expect along the way and how to enhance children's skills in this area.

Digital Childhoods

This book highlights the multiple ways that digital technologies are being used in everyday contexts at home and school, in communities, and across diverse activities, from play to web searching, to talking to family members who are far ...

Author: Susan J. Danby

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811064849

Category: Education

Page: 287

View: 953

This book highlights the multiple ways that digital technologies are being used in everyday contexts at home and school, in communities, and across diverse activities, from play to web searching, to talking to family members who are far away. The book helps readers understand the diverse practices employed as children make connections with digital technologies in their everyday experiences. In addition, the book employs a framework that helps readers easily access major themes at a glance, and also showcases the diversity of ideas and theorisations that underpin the respective chapters. In this way, each chapter stands alone in making a specific contribution and, at the same time, makes explicit its connections to the broader themes of digital technologies in children’s everyday lives. The concept of digital childhood presented here goes beyond a sociological reading of the everyday lives of children and their families, and reflects the various contexts in which children engage, such as preschools and childcare centres.

Wipe Clean Workbook Everyday Math enclosed spiral binding

Help your child to learn the math they’ll use in everyday life with this wipe-clean workbook.

Author: Roger Priddy

Publisher: Priddy Books

ISBN: 9780312522070

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 48

View: 325

Help your child to learn the math they’ll use in everyday life with this wipe-clean workbook. Through everyday activities, such as going to the store, children will learn first math skills, including weight, money, measurement, and fractions. Included with the book is a special pen, and the wipe-clean pages enable children to practice over and over again until they have mastered each skill. With bright photographic images to engage and encourage, this early-learning workbook will support your child during their early school years.

Everyday Words

Learning how to recognise and use everyday words is an important step in building your child's vocabulary. This bright book is designed to help parents amuse, interest and at the same time teach their children vital early learning skills.

Author: Ladybird

Publisher: Ladybird

ISBN: 9781846469206

Category: Vocabulary

Page: 32

View: 971

Learning how to recognise and use everyday words is an important step in building your child's vocabulary. This bright book is designed to help parents amuse, interest and at the same time teach their children vital early learning skills. Useful parent tips are included throughout to support the learning process.

Everyday Artists

In doing so, this book questions commonly held notions and opens up exciting new possibilities for art education in the early childhood classroom.

Author: Dana Frantz Bentley

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807772062

Category: Education

Page: 159

View: 451

For the young child, art is a way of solving problems, conceptualizing the world, and creating new possibilities. In Everyday Artists, the author addresses the disconnect that exists between the teaching of art and the way young children actually experience art. In doing so, this book questions commonly held notions and opens up exciting new possibilities for art education in the early childhood classroom. A practicing teacher herself, Bentley uses vignettes of children’s everyday activities—from block building to clean-up to outdoor play—to help teachers identify and scaffold the genuine artistic practice of young children. Book Features: Tangible examples of everyday arts experiences told through lively classroom stories.An examination of the teacher’s role with suggestions of appropriate ways to support children’s artistic expression.Clear explanations of how inquiry and creativity contribute to the overall thinking and learning of the young child.A “Voice of the Teacher” section that offers teaching strategies for extending children’s thinking and learning.A wide-range of ideas for teachers who feel they do not know how to “do” art. Dana Frantz Bentley is a teacher researcher and preschool teacher at Buckingham Browne and Nichols School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She received a Doctorate of Education, Art, and Art Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. “Much has been written about the role of the arts in education, especially about the importance of the arts to early childhood learning. Dana Frantz Bentley endows the arts with an additional and central kind of significance rooted in a broad conception of cognition.” —From the Foreword by Judith M. Burton, Teachers College, Columbia University “Like the young children she describes, Dana Frantz Bentley is an ‘everyday artist,’ making something ‘beautiful’ of her informed and thoughtful pedagogy. There is much to learn from the artful reflection and generative inquiry of this inspired early childhood educator.” —Jessica Hoffmann Davis, author of Why Our Schools Need the Arts

Every Day a Good Day

Well managed everyday routines are essential to an enjoyable and constructive day for the children and practitioners involved. This book helps towards a common-sense approach to good practice in everyday routines.

Author: Stephanie Shimmin

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1847878830

Category: Education

Page: 144

View: 837

'Every Day a Good Day is an excellent classroom management tool for newly qualified early years practitioners. With its focus on daily routines it provides practical, sensitive and diverse advice on topics such as settling in children, mealtimes, toileting and beginning and ending of sessions. It also tackles more complex issues of working with groups of children and supporting positive behaviour. The clarity and simplicity of its presentation is appealing' - Barbara Isaacs, College Chief Executive, Montessori Centre International `The book guides the reader through the practicality of organising and running a pre-school provision. It gives lots of practical suggestions for activities to meet the needs of children and parents in situations ranging from settling in, to ideas for the curriculum. The snapshot scenarios are a true reflection of daily occurances in a pre-school setting and provides a basis for both experienced and new practitioners to evaluate their practice' - Santa Nyeko, Senior Pre-school Development Worker, PLA 'My first impression of this book was very positive and I was not disappointed. Well managed everyday routines are essential to an enjoyable and constructive day for the children and practitioners involved. This book helps towards a common-sense approach to good practice in everyday routines. I thoroughly enjoyed this book' - National Childminding Association 'This is a practical book, which will help any leader as they think about the daily routines of their setting' - Early Years Update Focusing on the common, everyday issues that are daily concerns for all early years settings, this book looks at how to: " settle new children " start and end learning activities " work with groups " establish routines that promote positive behaviour " manage mealtimes and naps " offer safe and exciting outdoor activities " observe young children in the setting " foster a sense of belonging " work effectively with parents It covers the daily routine of the typical early years educator, and offers lots of suggestions for useful strategies to try out in key areas of practice. Highly practical and clearly written by two teachers, all early years workers will find something useful and helpful in this book.

Interactions in Early Childhood Education

This book provides new insights into how interactions in early childhood education are being studied, and into what these studies’ findings mean for improving the quality of early childhood education.

Author: Alexandra C. Gunn

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811048797

Category: Education

Page: 170

View: 487

This book provides new insights into how interactions in early childhood education are being studied, and into what these studies’ findings mean for improving the quality of early childhood education. The editors examine the methods, ethics, practices, and questions arising from such close work with children, families and educators, and have brought together a collection that highlights interactions research and practical implications for early childhood education and research, with the ultimate aim of shaping quality practices. Starting with an overview of interaction research and its pedagogical value in early childhood education the book subsequently introduces new interaction studies in early childhood from Europe and Australasia. Drawing from a range of perspectives and using different conceptual and methodological tools the contributors use their interactions research to comment collectively on process quality in early childhood education, and its relationship to the phenomenon of pedagogical interactions. The work as a whole bridges the gap between practice and research by addressing quality interactions for early learning (for practitioners) and providing researchers valuable information on methods for studying interactions within the everyday contexts of early childhood education.

Problem Solving Reasoning and Numeracy in the Early Years Foundation Stage

The books include suggestions for the innovative use of everyday ressources, popular books and stories. This book offers an in-depth understanding of children's thinking skills from a psychological perspective.

Author: Anita M Hughes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136033661

Category: Education

Page: 160

View: 550

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 each area within its broadest context to expand and develop their own knowledge and good practice. Practical ideas and activities for all age groups are offered along with a wealth of expertise of how elements from the practice guidance can be implemented within all early years settings. The books include suggestions for the innovative use of everyday ressources, popular books and stories. This book offers an in-depth understanding of children's thinking skills from a psychological perspective. The book introduces the Learning Tools model, a vital cognitive tool used by children to learn and solve problems, and gives practical ideas on how practitioners can use everyday materials to promote problem solving and early numeracy skills through play. Readers are encouraged to reflect on their own practice and understanding to help them provide learning opportunities to meet the unique needs of all children in their setting.

Building Knowledge in Early Childhood Education

Offering practical advice and suggestions to create opportunities that identify and facilitate young children’s own constructions of knowledge and understanding, this book is essential reading for practitioners, students and all those ...

Author: Jane Murray

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317383907

Category: Education

Page: 184

View: 410

A focal point of early childhood education is how young children build knowledge and the ways that practitioners, parents and carers can help them to do so. Many adults find it challenging to identify what knowledge young children are building and how they do so, making it difficult to support young children’s learning and development in the most effective ways. This essential guide will help you to identify and develop young children’s knowledge and understanding in early years settings, not only in terms of statutory requirements but far beyond them. Building Knowledge in Early Childhood Education draws on empirical research findings from the Young Children As Researchers (YCAR) project to examine everyday activities and reveal the means that young children use to build knowledge and understanding, as well as exploring the similarities between learning behaviours in early childhood and adult life. Interweaving everyday activities in practice with research and theory, this book covers: how young children construct knowledge; learning, problem-solving and exploring; concepts and conceptualising in early childhood; evidence-based decision-making; how young children behave as researchers. Offering practical advice and suggestions to create opportunities that identify and facilitate young children’s own constructions of knowledge and understanding, this book is essential reading for practitioners, students and all those interested in the theories surrounding young children as researchers.

Outdoor Learning through the Seasons

Including a full colour photo plate section to illustrate good practice, this practical book is essential reading for all those looking to provide rich and stimulating outdoor play provision for children in early years settings on a daily ...

Author: Ann Watts

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135135339

Category: Education

Page: 208

View: 121

Outdoor play experiences have a crucial role in young children’s learning and development and should be a daily part of their lives. Planning and facilitating rich play and learning opportunities outside can, however, be challenging, especially in difficult weather conditions. Outdoor Learning through the Seasons provides detailed guidance on how we can encourage young children to engage with the natural world throughout the year. Using the four seasons as a framework, the book aims to help all adults to feel confident about taking children outside everyday and developing their awareness of the world around them. It suggests a wide range of experiences and looks at the various ways in which children can interact with the environment to further their learning and development. There are ideas to brighten grey winter days as well as summer sunshine, snow, wind and rain. Features include: reference to recent research on the significance of outdoor play in early childhood; guidance on how to encourage effective learning outdoors practical tips to offer high quality provision in layout, design and planting; suggestions for planning outdoor experiences in the seven areas of learning in line with with the revised Early Years Foundation Stage; advice on working with parents and the role of adults; ideas for all seasons, weather conditions and working with the four elements: earth, air, water and fire; useful reference lists of further resources including stories, poems and websites; an appendix of seasonal recipes. Including a full colour photo plate section to illustrate good practice, this practical book is essential reading for all those looking to provide rich and stimulating outdoor play provision for children in early years settings on a daily basis.

Communication Language and Literacy in the Early Years Foundation Stage

This book gives readers clear explanations and practical ideas to help them establish firm foundations on which children can grow in confidence and become skilful communicators.

Author: Helen Bradford

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113603238X

Category: Education

Page: 144

View: 642

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 each area within its broadest context to expand and develop their own knowledge and good practice. Practical ideas and activities for all age groups are offered along with a wealth of expertise of how elements from the practice guidance can be implemented within all early years settings. The books include suggestions for the innovative use of everyday ressources, popular books and stories. Children's early communication needs careful nurturing and support. Practitioners will be both challenged and supported by this book which focuses on the skills needed for language and literacy and all aspects of children's interaction with others. The learning opportunities for children need to be relevant for their age group, realistic and challenging. This book gives readers clear explanations and practical ideas to help them establish firm foundations on which children can grow in confidence and become skilful communicators.

Everyday SEL in Early Childhood

With this new book from educational consultant Carla Tantillo Philibert, you’ll gain practical strategies for teaching Social-Emotional Learning (SEL), mindfulness, movement, and team-building to help your students grow into contributing ...

Author: Carla Tantillo Philibert

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131546103X

Category: Education

Page: 154

View: 995

With this new book from educational consultant Carla Tantillo Philibert, you’ll gain practical strategies for teaching Social-Emotional Learning (SEL), mindfulness, movement, and team-building to help your students grow into contributing and compassionate citizens of the world. You’ll find out how to lead students through meditation activities, simple yoga poses, breathing techniques, and other practical methods to help you proactively manage your classroom by meeting your students’ SEL needs. Topics include: • Empowering your students to understand their emotions, improve their focus, manage stress, and regulate their behavior • Introducing your students to the concept of mindfulness and how it fits within the SEL framework • Crafting an emotionally, physically, and mentally safe classroom climate and culture • Engaging your students in activities to strengthen peer-to-peer communication, community-building, and leadership skills • Providing your students the safe space to test their SEL skills through experiential learning, team work, and class discussions • Honing your own SEL competency through professional development so both you and your students can get the most out of your school’s SEL experience This book also offers a set of Professional Development Facilitator’s Guides to help you and your colleagues master the core competencies of SEL and implement them effectively across your school or district. The appendix provides additional strategies for teaching personal space, Safe Touch, and making mindful accommodations for students who have experienced trauma.

Outdoor Play Every Day

Outdoor play, everyday : innovative play concepts for early childhood.

Author: Karyn Wellhousen

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780766840614

Category: Education

Page: 274

View: 907

Outdoor play, everyday : innovative play concepts for early childhood.

Play Learning and Children s Development

This book explores the dynamics in children's everyday lives as they move between school and the family, with particular consideration of how children's motives change in response to new challenges.

Author: Mariane Hedegaard

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107355303

Category: Psychology

Page:

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This book explores the dynamics in children's everyday lives as they move between school and the family, with particular consideration of how children's motives change in response to new challenges. Professors Mariane Hedegaard and Marilyn Fleer follow four children, two from Australia and two from Denmark, over a twelve-month period. Using these case studies, they show how children's everyday activities, play, and the demands of both family and educational contexts influence their learning and development. The authors contribute to a sociocultural theory formulation that includes the child's perspective in cultural historical contexts. Their approach yields insights that transcend specific nationalities, cultures, and socioeconomic situations. The analysis shows not just how children's family life shapes their experiences in school, but how schools influence and shape their lives at home.