Play using Natural Materials

Author: Alison Howe
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317855051
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Play using Natural Materials shows that natural materials can equal ready-made toys as an exciting stimulus for play in order to promote the learning and development of children within early years settings. Use Play using Natural Materials to "Get out and Do", support a child's investigation of the natural world, and to encourage first hand exploration of natural objects.

Loose Parts

Author: Lisa Daly
Publisher: Redleaf Press
ISBN: 1605542741
Format: PDF, Kindle
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550+ color photographs showing how loose parts are used in early childhood settings and how they help children learn

Nature Living and Growing

Author: Harper Sue
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134015704
Format: PDF
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Nature, Living and Growing focuses on outdoor play and how nature can contribute to a child’s learning and development. Split into four sections, which focus on each of the four seasons – spring, summer, autumn and winter, this book: includes activities appropriate to each season offers ideas for 'wander walkabouts' to inspire and set the scene of what the season can offer in regard to play activities promotes knowledge of the environment and how to use natural resources effectively.

Music and Singing

Author: Durno Julie
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135056773
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Packed full of exciting activities that display how song and music can enhance a young child's learning, Music and Singing conveys how you can: have confidence in sharing music with young children explore a range of musical instruments have fun with sound.

Food and Cooking

Author: Sandy Green
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113678456X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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First published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Deep Play

Author: Diane Ackerman
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307763331
Format: PDF, Docs
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With A Natural History of the Senses, Diane Ackerman let her free-ranging intellect loose on the natural world. Now in Deep Play she tackles the realm of creativity, by exploring one of the most essential aspects of our characters: the abitlity to play. "Deep play" is that more intensified form of play that puts us in a rapturous mood and awakens the most creative, sentient, and joyful aspects of our inner selves. As Ackerman ranges over a panoply of artistic, spiritual, and athletic activities, from spiritual rapture through extreme sports, we gain a greater sense of what it means to be "in the moment" and totally, transcendentally human. Keenly perceived and written with poetic exuberance, Deep Play enlightens us by revealing the manifold ways we can enhance our lives. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Making and Tinkering with STEM

Author: Cate Heroman
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781938113284
Format: PDF
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"Teaching and learning STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) is more accessible than ever before! Children will be inspired, delighted, and challenged as they use everyday materials and STEM concepts to design and build solutions to problems faced by characters in their favorite books"--Page iv of cover.

Loose Parts 2

Author: Miriam Beloglovsky
Publisher: Redleaf Press
ISBN: 1605544647
Format: PDF, ePub
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The follow-up to the successful Loose Parts and your guide to inspiring infants and toddlers to safely explore objects through play.

Art and Creative Development for Young Children

Author: J. Englebright Fox
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781305495456
Format: PDF, ePub
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"Based on developmentally appropriate practices, this new edition continues to reflect an art focus, emphasizing child-directed (opposed to teacher-directed) activities and outlining an art studio approach for your classroom. It is full of ideas and activities for all children to enjoy integrating creative experiences in visual art, music, dance, drama, and literature into the early childhood curriculum."--Preface.

Play in the Early Years

Author: Marilyn Fleer
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108211364
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The second edition of Play in the Early Years provides a comprehensive introduction to pedagogy and play in early years education settings. Drawing on classical and contemporary theories, this text examines social, cultural and institutional approaches to play, and explores a range of strategies for successfully integrating play into classrooms. Thoroughly revised to include the latest methods and research, this edition features new material on intentional teaching, play as learning, digital play, and discipline-specific content. Two new chapters discuss post-structuralist and cultural-historical conceptions of play, and extended practical examples link pedagogical practice to the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and the Australian Curriculum. The text is pedagogically rich, and each chapter is supported by a comprehensive companion website which provides links to videos, readings and supplementary activities. Freshly presented in a new full colour layout and written in an engaging style, Play in the Early Years remains an essential resource for pre-service students and practitioners.