Play using Natural Materials

Author: Alison Howe
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317855051
Format: PDF
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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.

Music and Singing

Author: Durno Julie
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135056773
Format: PDF, ePub, 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.

Books Stories and Puppets

Author: Green Sandy
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135057028
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Part of the Ready, Steady, Play! series, Books, Stories and Puppets promotes visual storytelling and provides ideas for extending learning through a range of stories and characters that are well-known and much loved by children and adults alike. This book: provides ideas and templates for visual resources that will enhance storytime outlines fun ideas across all curriculum areas, linked to favourite stories encourages the use of drama as a mode of story telling. Containing simple but excellent ideas for creative play experiences for all early years practitioners and students on early years courses, this book is also recommended reading for parents looking for inspiration.

Construction

Author: Lorna Boyd
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136601252
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Exploring how construction play activities can promote the learning and development of children within early years settings, Construction will help enable children to develop an understanding of shape, size, stability and strength when making things, encourage the development of students' large and fine motor skills, and supports the understanding of cooperation and sharing.

Festivals

Author: Carolyn Hewitson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135057060
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Festivals provides an insight into various events that children may, or may not, have in common. It will enhance your understanding of a range of cultural events, provides a range of activities that have meaning for children, and encourages knowledge and understnading of life in a multi-cultural environment.

Loose Parts

Author: Lisa Daly
Publisher: Redleaf Press
ISBN: 1605542741
Format: PDF, Docs
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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: 1134015771
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

Play the Forest School Way

Author: Jane Worroll
Publisher: Watkins Media Limited
ISBN: 1780289294
Format: PDF, Docs
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Forest School is founded on a philosophy of nature-based play and learning that encourages children to develop confidence and self-esteem. This book will get your kids outside, making and building in the real world (instead of on a computer screen!). Whether your local woodland is a forest or a strip of trees along the edge of an urban park, these activities provide fantastic opportunities for family time and will encourage your children to fall in love with outdoor play. This is the first book to share Forest School games, crafts and skill-building activities with families and friends, its magical illustrations and simple instructions drawing children easily into a world of wonder.

Made to Play

Author: Joel Henriques
Publisher: Shambhala
ISBN: 0834827646
Format: PDF, ePub
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Delight young children and encourage play through unique handmade toys. From sewn and stuffed musical instruments to interlocking paper building blocks and wooden animal figurines, the projects in this book are meant to encourage open-ended play. Organized by kid-loving subjects, the toys here follow the themes of Zoo; House; Blocks, Cars & Trucks; Dress-Up; Music; and Art. Overall, the projects here are meant to stimulate imagination, build confidence through success and enjoyment, and enhance the bond between family and friends through the creation of unique, artistic handmade toys and crafts. The thirty-five projects in this book include a variety of crafts, from drawing to sewing and light woodworking. The toys presented here are made out of wonderfully tactile materials—repurposed fabrics, wood, and paper—and invite opportunities for creative and imaginative play. Every project is easy to complete, made with accessible materials, and requires little time to make. The projects are simple enough that endless variation can come from the making of each, leaving enough room for you to make the item to suit your own personal interests. With a design aesthetic that is clean, simple, and modern, each project is presented with full-color photos and hand-drawn instructional illustrations and templates. Projects include: • Modern Doll House and Doll House Furniture • Portable Zoo Animals • Abstract Vertical Puzzle • Wooden Nature Scene • Bottle-Cap Tambourine • Exploration Cape • Modern Alphabet Game • Shadow Puppet Theater • And more!

Outdoor Play for 1 3 Year Olds

Author: Isabel Hopwood-Stephens
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317676912
Format: PDF
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We are all mindful of the increasing news coverage of outdoor play and its benefits, but how can you go beyond the sandpit and hopscotch to create a magical and creative experience for the children in your care? This book provides all the encouragement you will need to set up and run an outdoor toddler group. It provides a step-by-step guide to selecting an appropriate site, resourcing the outside area, devising age-appropriate activities, planning activities and the legal requirements involved. Including an overview of the developmental milestones of babies and toddlers, it shows you how you can meet their specific needs. Features include: An activity bank full of games, suggestions for crafts, Forest School activities and songs and stories Practical advice on risk assessment and health and safety Guidance on working with parents and carers Adaptable planning templates With a strong emphasis on providing fun learning activities throughout the year, this book will be essential reading for all those that want to provide high quality outdoor experiences for the youngest children in their care.