Bringing the Froebel Approach to your Early Years Practice

Author: Helen Tovey
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317207211
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Have you ever wondered about the origins of the kindergarten and the influence of Froebel on early years practice? What did Froebel mean by a garden for children? Why did he believe that play is central in young children’s learning? Bringing the Froebel Approach to your Early Years Practice looks at the founder of the kindergarten and his profound influence on provision and practice for young children today. The Froebelian approach is not a method but includes distinctive principles which shape and guide practice. This new edition has been fully updated in line with the revised EYFS and includes: extra material on using the approach with children of different ages and the role of the adult a discussion of key Froebelian principles such as play, imagination, creativity, learning through self-activity and making connections an examination of block play and how this can be developed in contemporary settings Froebel’s ideas on nature and outdoor play and why these are fundamental to young children’s learning how Froebel used movement, song, rhythm and rhyme to provide key learning experiences With examples of innovative practice and ideas for reflection, this convenient guide will help practitioners and students fully understand what the Froebel approach can offer their setting and children.

Bringing the Froebel Approach to your Early Years Practice

Author: Helen Tovey
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 131720722X
Format: PDF, ePub
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Have you ever wondered about the origins of the kindergarten and the influence of Froebel on early years practice? What did Froebel mean by a garden for children? Why did he believe that play is central in young children’s learning? Bringing the Froebel Approach to your Early Years Practice looks at the founder of the kindergarten and his profound influence on provision and practice for young children today. The Froebelian approach is not a method but includes distinctive principles which shape and guide practice. This new edition has been fully updated in line with the revised EYFS and includes: extra material on using the approach with children of different ages and the role of the adult a discussion of key Froebelian principles such as play, imagination, creativity, learning through self-activity and making connections an examination of block play and how this can be developed in contemporary settings Froebel’s ideas on nature and outdoor play and why these are fundamental to young children’s learning how Froebel used movement, song, rhythm and rhyme to provide key learning experiences With examples of innovative practice and ideas for reflection, this convenient guide will help practitioners and students fully understand what the Froebel approach can offer their setting and children.

Bringing the Froebel Approach to Your Early Years Practice

Author: Helen Tovey
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415567300
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This easy-to-read series provides an introduction to some of the most important early years philosophies and shows how they can be incorporated into your setting. Each book provides: An outline of the background to the approach Clear explanations of the relevance to contemporary thinking Suggestions to help you to plan a successful learning environment Examples of what the individual approach can look like in practice. These convenient guides are essential to early years practitioners, students and parents who wish to fully understand what each approach means to their setting and children. Have you ever wondered about the origins of the kindergarten and the influence of Froebel on early years practice? What did Froebel mean by a garden for children? Why did he believe that play is central in young children’s learning? Bringing the Froebel Approach to your Early Years Practicelooks at the founder of the kindergarten and his profound influence on provision and practice for young children today. The Froebelian approach is not a method but includes distinctive principles which shape and guide practice. This book includes: A discussion of key Froebelian principles such as play, imagination, creativity, learning through self activity and making connections An examination of block play and how this can be developed in contemporary settings Froebel’s ideas on nature and outdoor play and why these are fundamental to young children’s learning How Froebel used movement, song, rhythm and rhyme to provide key learning experiences Examples of innovative practice and ideas for further reflection. This convenient guide will help early years practitioners, students and parents to really understand what the Froebel approach can bring to their practice and children.

Bringing the Montessori Approach to your Early Years Practice

Author: Barbara Isaacs
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131757236X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Have you ever wondered what the Montessori approach is all about and how it can be used to benefit the young children in your setting? This book explains how the Montessori approach works offering guidance on planning and assessment methods alongside practical activities for practitioners to try. Throughout there are practical examples involving children of different ages in a wide range of settings to show how Montessori principles have been implemented. . This new edition has been fully updated to include: The revised areas of learning in the EYFS and how these link to Montessori practice An examination of early effective learning Approaches to effective learning in Montessori settings A new chapter on Montessori approaches to the assessment requirements of the EYFSquestions for reflection This convenient guide will help early years practitioners, students and parents to really understand what the Montessori approach means to their setting and children.

Bringing the Steiner Waldorf Approach to your Early Years Practice

Author: Janni Nicol
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317556178
Format: PDF, ePub
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Have you ever wondered what the Steiner approach is all about, where it comes from and how it can be used to benefit the young children in your setting? Bringing the Steiner Waldorf Approach to your Early Years Setting is an excellent introduction to this philosophy. Janni Nicol clearly explains the history of Steiner Waldorf education, the role of play in learning and the key themes of rhythm, repetition and reverence with ideas for activities and resources. Practical examples throughout the book involving children of different ages in a wide variety of settings allow readers to see the connection between theory and practice. This new edition has been fully updated to include: Clear comparisons between Steiner practice and the revised Early Years Foundations Stage (EYFS) requirements A section on the growth of international Steiner settings Information on celebrating festivals and outdoor environments This convenient guide will help Early Years practitioners, students and parents to really understand what the Steiner Waldorf approach can bring to their practice and children.

Early Childhood Practice

Author: Tina Bruce
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446290263
Format: PDF, ePub
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Nursery World Awards 2012 winner! This stimulating book brings together contributions from distinguished practitioners, who demonstrate how they have used educational methods advocated by Froebel in contemporary settings. Stressing the importance of outdoor play, they explore the Froebelian principles of: - Play - Learning through firsthand experience - Parent partnership and community in early childhood - Practitioners supporting children's interests and learning - Finger rhymes and action songs - Movement - The garden and forests - Wooden blockplay - Use of clay, paint, junk modelling, construction kits The book emphasises how learning and the application of knowledge become possible through play. It contrasts the Froebel approach with the methods such as Montessori, Steiner and recent approaches to play such as post-Modern 'playfulness'. This book is relevant to undergraduate and postgraduate students of Early Childhood Education, as well as students following QTS and EYPS, PGCE, CPD and BEd courses. Tina Bruce CBE is an Honorary Visiting Professor in Early Childhood at the University of Roehampton.

Bringing the High Scope Approach to your Early Years Practice

Author: Nicky Holt
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136971912
Format: PDF
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Have you ever wondered what High/Scope is, where it came from, and how it can be used with young children in your setting? Bringing the High Scope Approach to your Early Years Practice provides an introduction to the High/Scope philosophy and its use in early years. This new edition has been fully updated to show how the High/Scope approach links with the Early Years Foundation Stage and contains new material on working with the under twos. Features include: details about the High/Scope Wheel of Learning an explanation of Active Learning, including materials, manipulation, choice, language and support Plan-Do-Review activities planning and assessment methods. This convenient guide will help Early Years practitioners, students and parents to really understand what the High/Scope approach can offer their setting and children.

Understanding Physical Development in the Early Years

Author: Anne O'Connor
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317276108
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Understanding Physical Development in the Early Years provides an accessible introduction to the current research and thinking in this area alongside descriptions of everyday practice. It explores the kinds of activities and experiences that promote physical development and offers practical guidance on how these can be facilitated. Physical development plays a crucial role in young children’s learning, behaviour and emotional health and is now recognised as a prime area in the revised Early Years Foundation Stage. It is therefore essential that those working in the early years sector provide children with a wide range of opportunities for movement and sensory experiences. Drawing on current legislation and the requirements of the EYFS, the book covers all aspects of physical development and includes: • reflection tasks, summaries and impact on practice sections; • guidance on issues that can cause concern such as health and safety, rough and tumble play, gender and the effective use of indoor and outdoor space; • advice on the role of the practitioner and ideas for working with parents and families; • information on the different stages of physical development. Written by leading consultants, this book will be essential reading for early years students and practitioners that want to fully understand young children’s physical development and provide opportunities that nourish children’s overall learning and physical and emotional wellbeing.

Playing Outdoors Spaces And Places Risk And Challenge

Author: Tovey, Helen
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335216412
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Young children seek adventure and challenge in their outdoor play. This book offers a clear rationale for why outdoor play is essential for young children's lives and learning. It asks fundamental questions about what sort of environments we want for young children, as well as examining issues of risk and safety.

Taking the First Steps Outside

Author: Helen Bilton
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317418492
Format: PDF, Docs
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Can one be too young to play outside? This unique and compelling book charts the experiences of a group of under-three-year-olds as they explore their natural outdoor environment, followed by caring and attentive adults. It deconstructs the myths that underestimate under threes and celebrates the importance of connecting children with the natural world and the influence of positive relationships in this early stage of life. Taking the First Steps Outside draws on all aspects of working outdoors, focusing on different steps of the project, main achievements and obstacles, implemented strategies and benefits for the development of young children. Features include: Stunning photographs of children exploring the outdoor environment, who are interested, thoughtful, persistent and successful Detailed descriptions of real events, illustrating how the outdoor space can be an educational context for under threes Insight into the role of the adult, as they observe and reflect upon children’s learning Advice on choosing the right resources and facilities to create a good outdoor learning environment for the young child Advice about risky play and promoting challenging and positive opportunities in the natural environment Guidance on how to set up an outdoor project for children under three Written to support all students, teachers, practitioners and managers working with under threes, this essential guide will help you to develop your knowledge, build confidence and gain the ability to co-explore outdoors with children.