Enhancing Circle Time for the Very Young

Author: Margaret Collins
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446264890
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Visit the author's own website here! Written for anyone using Circle Time with 3 to 7 year olds, this book sets out strategies and activities for making the most out of Circle Time sessions. Pre and post-activities are included, to encourage children to focus on the content of Circle Time as a way of sharing their work, ideas and thoughts. The book provides 11 different themes that can be linked to PSHCE, ranging from Caring for Others to Keeping Safe. Each theme provides: o aims o Circle Time activities o Draw and Talk o follow-up activities and suggestions for display o resources o reflections and evaluations. Margaret Collins is a former headteacher of infant and first schools. She is now Senior Visiting Fellow in the School of Education at the University of Southampton. She researches children's perceptions of health education topics, writes teaching materials for children, books and articles on PSHE.

Circle Time for the Very Young

Author: Margaret Collins
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1446241734
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Circle Time for the Very Young has been used by teachers and practitioners alike for the last ten years! Now in its third edition, this book has been fully updated and includes a CD Rom to help you with Circle Time in your early years setting. Circle Time is used to help form positive relationships, increase confidence and self-esteem and provide a safe environment to explore feelings and opinions. Covering the 3 to 9 age range and focused on the core PSHE themes, this book contains the following to help you establish, and maintain, circle time in your setting: -An explanation of Circle Time and how it works -Over 100 plans for different Circle Time sessions -Different plans for both young and older children -Activity sheets to use at the end of each session -Evaluation sheets to use at the end of each theme All the activity and evaluation sheets can be printed from the new CD-Rom making it an ideal resource for those that want to use circle time but don't have time to plan the sessions. This book is easily used in any setting and is a must-have for busy practitioners.

Circle Time

Author: Teresa Bliss
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446264025
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Written for the busy classroom teacher, this book provides quick access to an abundance of Circle Time activities. Building on the success of the first edition, this new book retains the original edition's clarity and ease-of-access, whilst providing more than twice as much material. It has also been updated to take account of new legislation, including Every Child Matters and The National Standard for Healthy Schools. Clear headers guide the reader to core games and appropriate themes, each with helpful hints for planning and implementation, and to assist the smooth running of the sessions. The theme section demonstrates ways of using core Circle Time activities such as 'Sentence Completion' and 'Silent Statements' to explore sensitive issues such as friendships and bullying. An important new feature is a structure to help readers understand what they should be expecting from pupils during Circle Time at each key stage. New and expanded sections on group work and the development of Circle Time are also included. This is a valuable resource for teachers, educational psychologists and youth workers, whether they are experienced Circle Time practitioners or new to the technique.

Farmer Duck

Author: Martin Waddell
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 0763689181
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Farmer duck does all the work on the farm, because of the lazy farmer. When he collapses from exhaustion, the farmyard animals come up with a plan.

Write Dance in the Early Years

Author: Ragnhild Oussoren
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1849201390
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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By using music and movement to introduce handwriting to children, this text improves children's motor skills and provides a strong foundation for writing.

Emotional Literacy in the Early Years

Author: Christine Bruce
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446242528
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Emotional literacy and health and wellbeing have been placed at the heart of good practice by the Every Child Matters (ECM) agenda and the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) in England, and the Curriculum for Excellence in Scotland, and this book provides clear guidance and lots of practical strategies for how to implement this ethos in your setting. Offering an explanation of emotional literacy, why it matters and how to make it happen in practice, this book looks at ways to promote and develop emotional literacy with young children through: - Circle Time - drama - storytelling - physical education - outdoor play - active learning It highlights the benefits of this ethos for all, and looks at how the emotionally literate setting supports inclusion and promotes achievement. Full of case studies of children aged 3 to 8, ideas for practice, photographs, points for reflection, photocopiable materials, and accompanied by a wide range of downloadable material available on the SAGE website, this is an indispensable guide for the early years practitioner. It is highly relevant to those looking at the transition from Early Years to Primary education, as well as the social, emotional and behavioural needs of young children.

Old Turtle

Author: Douglas Wood
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 1338193759
Format: PDF, Docs
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Wood's celebrated, bestselling fable of ecology and spirituality, reissued in March 2007 with a beautiful new jacket design. Long ago, the animals, rocks, waters, and trees of the earth began an argument about God. Is He a wind who is never still? Is He a rock that never moves? Is He high above or here among us? Venerable Old Turtle quitely answered: God is all of these things. In 1992, Old Turtle burst upon the publishing world as a uniquely satisfying fable about ecology, peace, and the interconnectedness of all beigns. Few books can match the understated, universal power of its hopeful message. The beautiful repackaging Scholastic is releasing in March 2007 makes it the perfect gift book.

Write Dance

Author: Ragnhild Oussoren
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473987393
Format: PDF, Docs
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How exciting! Write Dance is now in its third edition, and what a lovely book this is! It gives teachers exactly what they have been asking for; a detailed and clear resource to support the teaching of handwriting using a fully cursive style. As consultants, practitioners and trainers for Write Dance we are delighted to endorse this book, which combines the two previous 2nd edition publications, Write Dance and More Write Dance. - Nicole Barrons and Diana Strauss, Write Dance Training, UK Write Dance is an exciting, innovative and fun programme which uses music and movement to introduce handwriting to children aged 5-8 years. Write Dance movements are designed to help children feel happy and comfortable with their bodies, improve their motor skills and provide a strong foundation for writing. The 3rd edition of this bestselling book combines Write Dance and More Write Dance to bring you the ultimate one-stop Write Dance experience, and has been updated throughout with a brand new layout as well as new themes, music and video. Ragnhild A. Oussoren is the creator of Write Dance. She developed the Write Dance approach in the Netherlands twenty five years ago and it has gone on to capture the imagination of children and teachers across Europe. NOW WITH A COMPANION WEBSITE! This exciting new edition is accompanied by a complete online package of resources. Visit https://study.sagepub.com/oussoren3e and enter your unique access code found in the inner front cover of your new edition of Write Dance to access: Over 40 downloadable music tracks and songs More than 90 minutes of video demonstrating each of the music themes A huge range of downloadable copy sheets for teachers and children to use

Duck in the Truck

Author: Jez Alborough
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0001983466
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Here comes Duck in his truck, the wonderful new character soon to be the focus of a whole new series. But watch out for that rock Duck … too late Duck’s truck is stuck in the muck!