Creating a Learning Environment for Babies and Toddlers

Author: Ann Clare
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446258351
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Shortlisted for the 2012 Nursery World Awards! Understanding the factors that contribute to a positive learning environment is vital for those working with children from birth to 3 years. Using extensive case study material, Ann Clare focuses on the experiences of babies and toddlers in various care settings, and the role adults play in developing creative and supportive environments. The effect on speech and language development is explored, with reference to recent research and initiatives. Information gathered from parents and childcare workers helps provide a deep consideration of parents' childcare choices. Topics covered include: - the emotional environment - the role of adults in the environment - the physical environment - the creative environment - parents and the environment - observing and questioning This detailed study of current research and literature provides an invaluable source of information for those planning to work with babies and toddlers, as well as experienced childminders wanting to reflect on the care and learning they offer children and families. Ann Clare is an Early Years Foundation Stage Consultant in England.

Creating Effective Learning Environments

Author: Karyn Wellhousen
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781401832148
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Curriculum needs to be based on the strengths and needs of children. This information is gathered through careful observation and documentation and is one of the cornerstones of curriculum development. The purpose of this text is to take curriculum development to another level: to fill the gap between theory and practice. This text will help students to look at curriculum from the perspective of the child and to understand how that perspective is linked to learning and theory. This book is a documentation of individuals and groups of children learning over time. Each curriculum discussion starts with the real experiences that children have had. From these experiences, pertinent theory is woven in, explained and expanded.

Early Childhood Playgrounds

Author: Prue Walsh
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136186344
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The outdoor play environment has an integral role to play in a child’s learning across the pivotal early childhood years. An outside space that is well designed allows for enriching, stimulating and challenging play experiences that meet children’s ongoing developmental needs. Early Childhood Playgrounds provides a step-by-step guide to planning, designing and creating an outdoor learning environment for young children. Written by an experienced practitioner that has consulted on over 2000 early childhood settings and schools internationally, this book considers all aspects of the outdoor learning environment and provides practical support on: planning procedures and ideas for designs; a wide variety of play within a playground through the inclusion of quiet, open and active play areas; stimulating and challenging play; a natural environment that will provide interest and sustainability; spaces for toddlers and babies; playground needs for children with additional needs. This book will be fascinating reading for those studying early childhood and practitioners looking into the ways and means of setting up, improving or expanding their outdoor play facilities. It is also geared towards other disciplines, making it an essential guide for architects and planning professionals wanting to gain a greater understanding of play and the vital role it takes in meeting children’s needs and development.

The Complete Learning Spaces Book for Infants and Toddlers

Author: Christy Isbell
Publisher: Gryphon House, Inc.
ISBN: 087659738X
Format: PDF, ePub
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Complete Learning Spaces for Infants and Toddlers is designed to help busy teachers meet the challenge of creating an effective learning environment for very young children. It includes ideas for planning, using, and evaluating learning spaces that will captivate infants and toddlers and encourage the developmental process. Information for each learning space is complete with thorough illustrations, letters to parents, literacy connections, and vocabulary lists. Learning objectives and assessments help determine the impact of each learning space on the children's development. With detailed explanations of infant and toddler development and loads of suggestions, this book is brimming with great ideas for any infant and toddler program. Each Learning Space includes: Overview Learning Objectives Time frame Letter to parents Layout of the learning space Vocabulary enrichment Props Activities Literacy connections Evaluation

Wie kleine Kinder schlau werden

Author: John Caldwell Holt
Publisher: Beltz
ISBN: 9783407228550
Format: PDF, Docs
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Ausgehend von der Beobachtung des kindlichen Spielens erläutert der Autor, wie Kinder denken und lernen.

Creating a Space to Grow

Author: Gail Ryder Richardson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136793313
Format: PDF, Docs
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Packed full of strategies and activities for enhancing outdoor play, this practical guide will enable practitioners to recognize the true value that outdoor spaces can have on a child's educational development.

Entwicklungspsychologie im Kindes und Jugendalter

Author: Robert Siegler
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3662470284
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Wer dieses Standardwerk liest, erhält einen umfassenden Überblick über einschlägige Theorien, moderne Forschungsmethoden und neueste Erkenntnisse zur Kindes- und Jugendentwicklung. Die einfache, klare Sprache sowie zahlreiche Illustrationen und Fallbeispiele machen die Lektüre des Lehrbuchs für Studierende der Entwicklungspsychologie zum echten Vergnügen. Tabellen, Schaubilder, Zusammenfassungen und Praxisbeispiele helfen dabei, den Stoff zu verstehen, zu strukturieren und zu verinnerlichen. Die Inhalte des Werkes gehen dabei teilweise deutlich über den klassischen Lehrstoff für Bachelor-Prüfungen hinaus und vermitteln ein vertieftes Verständnis dafür, wie die Entwicklung in unterschiedlichen Bereichen zusammenhängt, von welchen sozialen und gesellschaftlichen Rahmenbedingungen sie abhängt und wie die Entstehung von Problemen verhindert werden kann. Die Auseinandersetzung mit dieser Lektüre lohnt sich daher nicht nur für die Prüfungsvorbereitung im Bachelor- und Masterstudium. Auch wenn Sie bereits beruflich oder privat mit Kindern und Jugendlichen zu tun haben, wird Ihnen das Buch als wertvolles Nachschlagewerk dienen und immer wieder Lust machen, sich mit den Inhalten auseinanderzusetzen.

Working with Babies and Children

Author: Cathy Nutbrown
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446204901
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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'This book should be required reading for all those with responsibility for children under the age of three and is the ideal guide for students on training courses...or for those pursuing continuing professional development - Early Years Educator 'All the material presented is accessible and clear...it is an invaluable source of information for further research....It comes highly recommended' - Early Years Update 'From the very first page, Cathy Nutbrown and Jools Page lay down the twin cornerstones of this fabulous book, the sheer brilliance of babies' minds and the daunting challenges facing those who work with them professionally....This is a principled book, underpinned by a commitment to advocacy and respect for under threes. Yet it is practical too, rich in case vignettes and linked reflections. I hope it will come to be regarded as required reading by those with responsibility for children under three' - Peter Elfer, Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood Studies, Roehampton University This book is an essential companion for all who work with children under three. It makes current research accessible, and provides practical support material for curriculum, learning, teaching, planning and assessment. The authors focus on work in settings of all kinds to promote best practice and offer a high quality experience for the age range. Key features of the book are: - a theoretical foundation relevant to different social contexts - an accessible summary of research into learning and development - a review of current policies on provision - a discussion of international approaches to support learning and development - case studies and practice-based examples of approaches to developing effective and appropriate provision in group settings and home care. This book is for students on initial training courses including foundation degrees, NVQ, early childhood studies degrees and those seeking Early Years Professional Status. It is also for practitioners whether in initial training, BA and MA degrees or in continuing professional development.