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Ambiguity Of Play, TheSutton-Smith, BrianEvery child knows what it means to play, but the rest of us can merely speculate. Is it a kind of adaptation, teaching us skills, inducting us into certain communities? Is it power, pursued in games of prowess? Fate, deployed in games of chance? Daydreaming, enacted in art? Or is it just frivolity? Brian Sutton-Smith, a proponent of play theory, considers each possibility as it has been proposed, elaborated, and debated in disciplines from biology, psychology, and education to metaphysics, mathematics, and sociology.Search
Animal Play: Evolutionary, Comparative and Ecological PerspectivesBekoff, Marc|Byers, John A.Why do animals play? Play has been described in animals as diverse as reptiles, birds and mammals, so what benefits does it provide and how did it evolve? Careful, quantitative studies of social, locomotor and object play behavior are now beginning to answer these questions and shed light on many other aspects of both animal and human behavior. This unique interdisciplinary volume brings together the major findings about play in a wide range of species including humans. Topics about play include the evolutionary history of play, play structure, function and development, and sex and individual differences. Animal Play is destined to become the benchmark volume in this subject for many years to come, and will provide a source of inspiration and understanding for students and researchers in behavioral biology, neurobiology, psychology and anthropology.Search
Bringing Reggio Emilia Home: An Innovative Approach to Early Childhood EducationCadwell, Louise BoydIntegrating the experiences of one American teacher on a year-long internship in the preschools of Reggio, with a four-year adaptation effort in one American school, this text includes many mini-stories of journeys of learning.Search
Btec National Early YearsNolan, Yvonne|Bulman, Kath|Tassoni, PennyThis textbook covers the BTEC National in Early Years. Written by a close-knit team of writers with expertise in child health, care and education, this title provides students with all the knowledge required to succeed on the course. The text contains underpinning theory, but makes links with actual child care practice so that students see the relevance of theory to their work with children. Assessment tasks, assignments and tests provides opportunities for students to meet all the learning outcomes of this course effectively.Search
Buskers Guide to Playing Out, TheWaters, PhilipOutdoor play? Oh yes, we’ve bought some equipment for that…. · Why is playing outside important? · What can adults do to support children in playing outside? · What does a ‘good’ outdoor play space look like? · And why is ‘playing outside’ different to ‘outdoor play’? The Busker’s Guide to Playing Out explores the theoretical and practical considerations for why it is important for children to have access to outdoor spaces for their play. It examines types of outdoor play spaces and the resources which are found in them, and more importantly, offers guidance in how adults can help manage outdoor spaces and resources while also supporting children’s play.Search
Buskers Guide to Playwork, TheNewstead, Shelly|Bennett, ChrisThe Busker’s Guide to Playwork gives readers an accessible introduction to playwork – the art and science of facilitating children’s plaSearch
Cache Entry Level 3Tassoni, Penny* Written by Penny Tassoni so students can be sure that content is reliable, relevant and of the highest quality. * Content relating to each level is clearly signposted so students can easily find the information they need. * Visually appealing, full-colour Student Book engages students interest and is suitable for students of diverse learning needs. * New magazine-style ‘Activity Centre’ pages provide fun and practical tasks for learners to demonstrate their knowledge.Search
Child Care & EducationBruce, Tina|Meggitt, CarolynThis textbook covers the new modular CACHE diploma and BTEC National Diploma in Child Care and Education. All core topics of the diploma are covered in full and are accompanied by exercises and activities. It is the first single volume text to be written for this large and expanding market.Search
Child Care and EducationMeggitt, Carolyn|Bruce, TinaThis textbook is written to cover the modular CACHE diploma and BTEC National Diploma in child care and education. All the core topics of the diploma are covered in full, with plenty of activities and exercises to engage students’ interest.Search
Child-centred Play TherapyWest, JanetThe value of play therapy in treating disturbed and/or abused children is becoming increasingly recognised. This book introduced the concept of play therapy, using case studies to address a range of theoretical and practical issues, including the practical requirements for play therapy, the type of children that may benefit from it, problem areas, evaluation and counselling.Search
Children’s PlayScarlett, W. George|Salonius-Pasternak, Dorothy|Ponte, Iris Chin|Naudeau, Sophie C.Children’s Play looks at the many facets of play and how it develops from infancy through late childhood. Authors W. George Scarlett, Sophie Naudeau, Dorothy Salonius-Pasternak, and Iris Ponte take a broad approach to examining how children play by including a wide variety of types of play, play settings, and play media. The book also discusses major revolutions in the way today s children play, including changes in organized youth sports, children s humor, and electronic play. Children’s Play addresses diversity throughout the text and explores play on the topics of gender, disabilities, socioeconomic class, and culture.”Search
Communication, Language and Literacy in the Eyfs: Supporting the Framework Through the Use Of StoryBradford, Helen|Helen, BradfordThe Practical Guidance in the Early Years Foundation Stage series will assist practitioners in the smooth and successful implementation of the Early Years Foundation Stage.Each book gives clear and detailed explanations of each aspect of Learning and Development and encourages readers to consider each area within its broadest context to expand and develop their own knowledge and good practice.Practical ideas and activities for all age groups are offered along with a wealth of expertise of how elements from the practice guidance can be implemented within all early years settings. The books include suggestions for the innovative use of everyday ressources, popular books and stories.Children’s early communication needs careful nurturing and support. Practitioners will be both challenged and supported by this book which focuses on the skills needed for language and literacy and all aspects of children’s interaction with others.The learning opportunities for children need to be relevant for their age group, realistic and challenging. This book gives readers clear explanations and practical ideas to help them establish firm foundations on which children can grow in confidence and become skilful communicators.Search
Contemporary Issues in the Early YearsPugh, Gillian|Duffy, BernadetteThis is essential reading for anyone with responsibility for taking the agenda of early childhood services forward’ – “Nursery World “Since the publication of Every Child Matters in 2003, and the enactment of the 2004 Children’s Act, children’s services in the UK have undergone – and continue to undergo – a sea change. With a focus on improving outcomes for all children, and of closing the gap between those who do well and those who do not, the importance of the early years of children’s lives and of supporting families through integrated service provision are now centre stage.Earlier editions of this book have argued for coherent policies for young children and for an expansion of high quality early childhood services. This edition reflects the many developments across the early childhood field in the past few years, with a particular emphasis on working together across agency boundaries to respond effectively to the needs of children and families. Much has been achieved, although there is still progress to be made.The book covers-policy and service development at national and local levels, including the broader children’s services agenda, as well as specific developments for young children, such as Sure Start and children’s centres-the international context for early childhood services-the development of frameworks for curriculum, for assessment and for inspection-the voice of the child, diversity and inclusion-working in multi-agency teams, and with parents-the impact of research-training and workforce issuesThis Fourth Edition is extensively revised and most of the chapters are completely new. The authors are all distinguished figures in the early childhood field.Forthcoming Conference…Contesting Early Childhood… and opening for changeThis conference brings together internationally renowned speakers from the world of early childhood. It will appeal to anyone interested in possibilities for diversity, complexity and multiple perspectives in early childhood education. Institute of Education, London, 11-12 May.Click here for more information, and to place your booking.Search
Creative Development in the Early Years Foundation StageMay, PamelaThe Practical Guidance in the Early Years Foundation Stage series will assist practitioners in the smooth and successful implementation of the Early Years Foundation Stage.Each book gives clear and detailed explanations of each aspect of Learning and Development and encourages readers to consider each area within its broadest context to expand and develop their own knowledge and good practice.Practical ideas and activities for all age groups are offered along with a wealth of expertise of how elements from the practice guidance can be implemented within all early years settings. The books include suggestions for the innovative use of everyday ressources, popular books and stories.The clear and practical information in this book will help practitioners in supporting and developing the natural curiosity of children, helping them explore and express their own ideas through a variety of activities including music art and dance. The author explores the balance between the necessary freedoms of choice that creativity requires and the control which thoughtful practitioners must exert and offers ideas for building children’s imaginations through play.Search
Creative Outdoor Work With Young PeopleSmith, AlanThis is a re-working of Working Out of Doors with Young People by the same author. It contains specially commissioned new material on safety and working within the National Curriculum. The author’s drawings should make the book appealing to young people and useful to the adults working with them. The activities are designed to ensure that participants have fun while making active use of the outdoors. These activities have been used successfully with a broad range of young people between the ages of 8 and 18, and also in a variety of training courses.Search
Design For Play: a Guide to Creating Successful Play Spacesshackell, aileenThis award winning guide aims to transform the design of play spaces. Design for Play explains how good play spaces can give children and young people the freedom to play creatively, while allowing them to experience risk, challenge and excitement. There is also advice on how play spaces can be affordably maintained.Search
Early Childhood EducationBruce, TinaDiscusses a wide range of subjects from both theoretical and practical perspectives. Generously illustrated with real life colour photographs. Covers the key theories of the pioneering early years thinkers: Piaget, Bruner, Montessori, Steiner, Froebel and sets them in modern context.Search
Effective Leadership and Management in the Early YearsMoyles, Janet R.|Moyles, Janet‘Effective Leadership and Management in the Early Years …is the best analysis of leadership and management that I have come across. It is a highly practical tool and a resource that will enable early years practitioners at different stages of professional development to explore, understand, rate and develop their leadership and management expertise.’ Jillian Rodd, Educational and Developmental Psychologist There has recently been an unprecedented focus on early years care and education, particularly on the impact of the various adults who work and play with children in the birth to five/six-years age range. Staff in early years settings have had to adapt to many changes and demands, locally and nationally, from local authorities and national government, and none more so than those who suddenly find themselves in a leadership and management role in increasingly complex small early years businesses and settings, often without formal training or qualifications. The book is unique in providing not only a thorough analysis of the leader and manager’s role and presenting it as a typology, but also in offering a clear and in-depth view of that role. It also presents ways in which the leader and manager can undertake self-evaluation or work alongside a peer to understand their own strengths and challenges more readily. The book conceptualises effective leadership and management as a tree, with the four key ‘branches’ of effective leadership and management defined as: Leaderships Qualities Management Skills Professional Attributes Personal Characteristics and Attitudes Effective Leadership and Management in the Early Years is an essential tool for all those who lead and manage within early years settings, which they can use for evaluating their effectiveness.Search
Environments For Outdoor Play: a Practical Guide to Making Space For ChildrenCasey, TheresaOffers educators frameworks for designing innovative play spaces that provide young children with flexible, inclusive, and stimulating opportunities to learn, develop, and have fun together.Search
Excellence Of Play, TheMoyles, Janet R.|Moyles, JanetPlay as a successful learning and teaching experience remains key to early education. The new edition of this popular book continues to clearly illustrate key play theories in practice. It has been comprehensively revised to include the latest research and practice in the field. Key features include: Contributions from leading experts in the field who are passionate about the excellence of play Helpful features in every chapter including practical examples, boxed chapter summaries, cameos and end of chapter questions References and further reading The new edition includes: A new Foreword by Wendy Scott, President of TACTYC 10 new chapters that reflect the latest thinking in play and early years curriculum practice This book is essential reading for everyone working or training to work in the early years.Contributors Angela Anning, Pat Broadhead, Tina Bruce, Tricia David, Dan Davies, Bernadette Duffy, Aline Wendy Dunlop, Hilary Fabian, Jan Georgeson, Kathy Goouch, Rose Griffiths, Justine Howard, Alan Howe, Helen Jameson, Neil Kitson, Sara Knight, Janet Moyles, Theodora Papatheodorou, Rod Parker-Rees, Jane Payler, Linda Pound, Sacha Powell, Wendy Scott, David Whitebread, Marian WhiteheadSearch
Eyfs Inspection in Practice, TheBarber, Jenny|Paul-Smith, Sharon|Hughes, CathyThe EYFS Inspection in Practice is a must-have guide to preparing for your early years Ofsted inspection. This straight to the point guide is designed to help all early years settings prepare and manage an inspection with confidence, as well as follow up the Ofsted report in a positive way. This book features:A step-by-step guide to writing an exceptional Self Evaluation Form, with examples of evidence to support each question and recommendations for collecting this evidenceTried and tested methods for improving reflective practice in the early years settingTechniques to demonstrate that all aspects of the EYFS are working in your practiceReal life examples of how a range of early years settings have prepared for their own inspectionUpdated in accordance with the October 2009 amendments to the Self Evaluation FormThe book is designed to ensure your inspection is a positive and stress-free experience, and is written to encompass both home-based and group settings so that any early years practitioner will find the book useful.Search
From Children’s Services to Children’s Spaces: Public Policy, Children and ChildhoodMoss, Peter|Petrie, PatMore than ever before, children are apparently being recognised as social actors and citizens. Yet public policy often involves increased control and surveillance of children. This book explores the contradiction. It shows how different ways of thinking about children produce different childhoods, different public provisions for children (including schools) and different ways of working with children. It argues that how we understand children and make public provision for them involves political and ethical choices.Through case studies and the analysis of policy and practice drawn from a number of countries, the authors describe an approach to public provision for children which they term ‘children’s services’. They then propose an alternative approach named ‘children’s spaces’, and go on to consider an alternative theory, practice and profession of work with children: pedagogy and the pedagogue.This ground breaking book will be essential reading for tutors and students on higher education or in-service courses in early childhood, education, play, social work and social policy, as well as practitioners and policy makers in these areas.Search
Gcse Health & Social Care: Student BookSeamons, Stephen|Fisher, Angela|Wallace, Ian|Webb, DavidA colourful student-friendly textbook covering all three Units required for all awarding bodies for the new GCSE in Health and Social Care: Health Social Care & Early Years Provision, Promoting Health & Wellbeing and Understanding Personal Development and Relationships. Included are case studies and activities, plus in-text questions to check students’ understanding, all written in a straightforward way for students across the full ability range. An accompanying teacher support pack, providing background material and resources on all aspects of the course, including specific tests for each awarding body (OCR, Edexcel and AQA), is also available.Search
Genesis Of Animal Play: Testing the Limits, TheBurghardt, Gordon M.In The Genesis of Animal Play, Gordon Burghardt examines the origins and evolution of play in humans and animals. He asks what play might mean in our understanding of evolution, the brain, behavioral organization, and psychology. Is play essential to development? Is it the driving force behind human and animal behavior? What is the proper place for the study of play in the cognitive, behavioral, and biological sciences?The engaging nature of play — who does not enjoy watching a kitten attack a ball of yarn? — has made it difficult to study. Some scholars have called play undefinable, nonexistent, or a mystery outside the realm of scientific analysis. Using the comparative perspectives of ethology and psychology, The Genesis of Animal Play goes further than other studies in reviewing the evidence of play throughout the animal kingdom, from human babies to animals not usually considered playful. Burghardt finds that although playfulness may have been essential to the origin of much that we consider distinctive in human (and mammalian) behavior, it only develops through a specific set of interactions among developmental, evolutionary, ecological, and physiological processes. Furthermore, play is not always beneficial or adaptive.Part I offers a detailed discussion of play in placental mammals (including children) and develops an integrative framework called surplus resource theory. The most fascinating and most controversial sections of the book, perhaps, are in the seven chapters in part II in which Burghardt presents evidence of playfulness in such unexpected groups of animals as kangaroos, birds, lizards, and “Fish That Leap, Juggle, and Tease.” Burghardt concludes by considering the implications of the diversity of play for future research, and suggests that understanding the origin and development of play can shape our view of society and its accomplishments through history.Search
Genius Of PlayJenkinson, SallyWhen children play, they become creators, dreamers and artists. Sticks become wands, swords, dolls or snakes. This work addresses what play is, why it matters, and how modern life endangers children’s play.Search
Good Practice in Playwork 3rd EditionBonel, Paul|Frankel, Jill|Lindon, Jennie|Walker, MirandaApproved by SPRITO, this text is fully revised throughout to reflect the latest thinking and practice, and is based upon the National Occupational Standards.Search
Handbook Of Play Therapy, TheMcmahon, LinnetChild abuse cases and problems created by breakdowns in family relationships have highlighted the need for sound techniques for communicating with children. As a result, there is renewed interest in the therapeutic use of play to help prevent or repair emotional damage in both children and their families.The Handbook of Play Therapy is a comprehensive introduction to the theory and practice of play therapy. It provides a practical guide to the basic skills necessary to begin tapping the healing potential of play and gives many examples of good practice.Search
History Of Children’s Play and Play Environments: Toward a Contemporary Child-saving Movement, AFrost, Joe|Frost, Joe L.Children s play throughout history has been free, spontaneous, and intertwined with work, set in the playgrounds of the fields, streams, and barnyards. Children in cities enjoyed similar forms of play but their playgrounds were the vacant lands and parks. Today, children have become increasingly inactive, abandoning traditional outdoor play for sedentary, indoor cyber play and poor diets. The consequences of play deprivation, the elimination and diminution of recess, and the abandonment of outdoor play are fundamental issues in a growing crisis that threatens the health, development, and welfare of children.This valuable book traces the history of children s play and play environments from their roots in ancient Greece and Rome to the present time in the high stakes testing environment. Through this exploration, scholar Dr. Joe Frost shows how this history informs where we are today and why we need to re-establish play as a priority. Ultimately, the author proposes active solutions to play deprivation. This book is a must-read for scholars, researchers, and students in the fields of early childhood education and child development. “Search
Home-based Childcare Student Book. Sheila Riddall-leechRiddall-Leech, Sheila* Covers all learning outcomes for the QCF Home-based childcare unit. * Written in consultation with — and approved by — the National Childminding Association (NCMA), so you can be sure of relevant, reliable content. * Full-colour, easy to use and packed with practical advice to help you get registered and started.* Includes full explanation on standards and frameworks and support systems so you can feel confident you are fully supported. * Includes guidance on assessment.* Also suitable for experienced home-based childcarers who want to update their knowledge.Search
How Children LearnPound, Linda“How do children learn – and why do we teach them the way we do? Educational theorists and psychologists have researched the subject for more than 200 years. Their theories still influence the way we teach today. This book summarises the findings and ideas of some of them – famous names such as Montessori and Piaget as well as lesser-known ones such as Dewey and Donaldson. It looks at the theory behind different approaches to early years education – High/Scope. Steiner, the Italian pre-schools of Reggio Emilia and the early years curriculum in New Zealand.” — Back cover.Search
How to Be An Outstanding ChildminderLee, AllisonSince Ofsted introduced its new graded system in April 2005 there has been increasing pressure on childminders to prove that they are running an outstanding’ business. Many parents admit that they would not even consider a childminder who has not at least achieved a good’ grading and they are prepared to pay more money and travel further to secure a place with an outstanding’ provider.This book, written by a practising childminder who has herself achieved an outstanding grade for her childcare service, shows how it is possible to show the Ofsted inspector that you are worthy of the highest award for your childminding service.Topics covered include:- What to expect from your inspection- Regulations and legislation- Your responsibilities to parents and children- What the Early Years Foundation Stage means to Childminders- Achieving the Every Child Matters Outcomes- Essential paperwork and checklists- Reflecting on your practiceThis guide is packed with practical advice, along with exercises to test your knowledge and understanding of what is expected from you during your inspection.Search
Implementing the Early Years Foundation Stage: a HandbookBeckley, Pat|Elvidge, Karen|Hendry, HelenThrough practical activities and case studies, the authors provide you with straight forward guidelines for implementing the statutory requirements and developing your practice. The book covers the main outline of the document, providing a discussion for the themes and rational as well as making links to current research, theory and practice.Search
Key Person Approach, TheLindon, |Lindon, JennieThe key person approach is a practical guide, written by child pyschologist Jennie Lindon, to how to both work within and lead a key person system in the early years setting. The Early Years Foundation Stage now requires that each child in early years provision is assigned a key person, and this guide aims to make sense of what this system means in practice for a working setting.Search
Knowledge and Understanding Of the World in the Early Years Foundation StageGreen, Sandy|Louis, StellaThe Practical Guidance in the Early Years Foundation Stage series will assist practitioners in the smooth and successful implementation of the Early Years Foundation Stage.Each book gives clear and detailed explanations of each aspect of Learning and Development and encourages readers to consider each area within its broadest context to expand and develop their own knowledge and good practice.Practical ideas and activities for all age groups are offered along with a wealth of expertise of how elements from the practice guidance can be implemented within all early years settings. The books include suggestions for the innovative use of everyday ressources, popular books and stories.Knowledge and understanding of the world cuts across all of the EYFS guiding themes and this book will encourage practitioners to think about and develop their own understanding of the implications for inclusion, respect for oneself and for others irrespective of ethnicity, culture or religion, home language, family background, learning difficulties, gender, disabilities or abilities.Search
Learning Through Child ObservationFawcett, MarySearch
Level 3 Diploma Children and Young People S Workforce (Early Learning and Childcare) Training Resource PackEaton, Sally|Elsom, Tracy|Blake, Lianne|Sutlieff, Lisa* New VLE-ready resources allow you to tailor lessons to suit your learners and are ideal for whole-class delivery or independent learning. * Comprehensive support for tutors and assessors in planning for delivery of the new qualification, including sample schemes of work and lesson plans to get you started. * A brand new ‘ Skills Scan’ feature will enable you to assess learners’ prior knowledge and create individual learning plans. Interactive quizzes help learners consolidate their knowledge and assess their competence at the end of each unitSearch
Level 3 Diploma Children and Young People’s WorkforceTassoni, Penny|Beith, Kate|Bulman, Kath|Griffin, Sue* Includes full explanation of the requirements and terminology of the new Level 3 qualification, so learners and tutors can feel confident that they are fully supported. * Written by Penny Tassoni and a team of expert childcare tutors and trainers, so you can be sure that content is reliable , relevant and of the highest quality . * Contains a CD-ROM which includes bonus content of short video clips to bring selected topics to life. * New ‘Working Life’ feature pages help learners relate knowledge to their own settings.Search
Listening to Young Children: the Mosaic ApproachClark, Alison|Moss, PeterHow can young childrenss views and experiences become the focus for reviewing services? Traditional methods of consultation with user groups require imaginative rethinking if adults are to respond to the views and experiences of children under five. This ground-breaking report outlines a new framework €“ the Mosaic approach €“ for listening to young childrenss perspectives on their daily lives. The Mosaic approach is a multi-method one in which childrenss own photographs, tours and maps can be combined with talking and observing to gain deeper understanding of childrenss perspectives on the places in their early childhood. It also has potential for use with older children, particularly those with communication difficulties or for whom English is an additional language.Search
Little Book Of Look and Listen: Ideas For Activities For the Foundation Stage, TheWall, Su|Beswick, ClareLike all the other books in the Little Book series, this book presents appropriate and enjoyable activities in a simple format, which would enable the most inexperienced to plan and deliver the curriculum against clear objectives from the curriculum guidance. Stop and Listen takes a practical approach to the age old problem of how to get children to stop what they are doing and listen! It tackles sustaining attention, shared attention with an adult and group attention. It covers all the developmental stages from birth to the end of the EYFS and provides practitioner with a wealth of different ways of grabbing children’s attention and then keeping it.Search
Making Sense Of Play: Supporting Children in Their Play Else, Perry This book straightforwardly describes how adults can support children’s free play, with a holistic, inclusive and practical approach. Search
More Than the Sum Of Its Parts?: a Study Of a Multi-agency Child Care NetworkWigfall, Valerie|Moss, PeterVirtually all social programmes introduced in recent years have called for agencies to work in partnership, but this has proved difficult in practice. This book tells the story of a community project, showing the difficulties of achieving this partnership.Search
Nature’s Playground: Activities, Crafts and Games to Encourage Children to Get OutdoorsDanks, Fiona|Schofield, JoThis is a guide to introducing children to the great outdoors through fun activities in nature. Designed for use by families, carers, play workers and teachers, the text sets out guidelines for safe and engaging play outdoors, wih useful tips on how to hold children’s attention on longer excursions.Search
Nurture Groups in School: Principles & PracticeBoxall, Marjorie|Boxall,This book is a bible for nurture group enthusiasts and should be essential reading for anybody who has the desire to make a significant impact in the area of social change.Search
Nvq 2 Early Years Care and Education: Student TextRobinson, Maria|Beith, Kate|Pullan, Lynda|Robinson, Marie|Kate, BeithThis student book is contains the 1998 NVQ standards for this award.Search
Play and Playwork: 101 Stories Of Children Playing Brown, Fraser This book explores play&playwork, discussing current thinking about the traditional model, theory or approach of playwork (Spice). Search
Outdoor Play in the Early Years: Management and InnovationBilton, HelenThis book offers a thorough investigation of the outdoor area and outdoor play in any early years setting. It stimulates and challenges practitioners to develop a truly effective teaching and learning environment by providing detailed guidance and discussion on organizing, managing and resourcing this environment. It is written for all practitioners working in Early Years settings, those taking relevant initial teacher education and professional development courses as well those pursuing vocational and diploma courses. Governing bodies and Headteachers would find this a useful text, especially as they introduce and develop their outdoor areas.This second edition includes advice on how to provide outdoor play in infant settings and offers examples from teachers working in this field. Links are made between the Foundation Stage principles for early years education and the guiding principles for outdoor play and provision. The author discusses the structure of the day and how to include literacy and numeracy. Personal, social and emotional development, movement and thinking, bikes, fixed equipment and play scenarios are all discussed in detail. Further additions include a resource and equipment list, examples of assessment, running records, planning and a suggested outdoor area layout.Search
‘out-of-school Lives,out-of-school Services’PETRIE, ETC.’ ‘PAT|Petrie, PatA study of out of school services for school age children and the lives of the children who use them. Aspects covered are the use of services by older children, children’s culture and issues of multiculturalism, racism and disability.Search
Penny Tassoni’s Continued Success in the Eyfs. Penny TassoniTassoni, Penny‘Penny Tassoni’s Continued Success in the EYFS’ explores key EYFS themes, including routines, observation and planning, child-intiated play, outdoor play, the outdoor environment, and problem solving.Search
Penny Tassoni’s Practical Eyfs HandbookTassoni, PennySuitable for childcare students, tutors and practitioners for support in applying the Early Years Foundation Stage, this book offers practical approach to implement the EYFS which helps to understand and transfer successful activities into their own settings and assignments.Search
Physical Development in the Early Years Foundation StageNurse, Angela D.|Nurse, Angela DThe Practical Guidance in the Early Years Foundation Stage series will assist practitioners in the smooth and successful implementation of the Early Years Foundation Stage.Each book gives clear and detailed explanations of each aspect of Learning and Development and encourages readers to consider each area within its broadest context to expand and develop their own knowledge and good practice.Practical ideas and activities for all age groups are offered along with a wealth of expertise of how elements from the practice guidance can be implemented within all early years settings. The books include suggestions for the innovative use of everyday ressources, popular books and stories.This book will both raise the awareness of readers to how physical development impacts on all areas of learning and general development. The author encourages practitioners to think about what physical activity actually means for children and the importance of balancing risk and challenge, providing opportunities for children to be active and interactive and to use their senses to learn about the world around them.Search
Planning For the Early Years Foundation StageSandra, Smidt|Smidt, SandraPart of The Practical Guidance in the Early Years Foundation Stage series, this book explains the basis of clear planning and how it links to careful observation and assessment. It raises awareness of what is needed within early years settings, addresses the who, when and whys of observation, and links to each of the other books in the series.Search
Play and InterventionHellendoorn, Joop|Sutton-Smith, Brian|Kooij, Rimmert van derPlay has been presented as the ideal intervention for almost every conceivable kind of problem experienced by children: emotional problems, attention disorders, learning difficulties, and social isolation. In this ground-breaking book, leading play theorists, researchers, and practitioners present their opinions and research results about the influence of play and of special play programs on different aspects of child development. The first section explores why play therapy is used and what play s specific role is in the classical play therapy approach. The second part is devoted to experimental play programs for different types of children with special needs. In the last section, the effects of modern play approaches in primary schools are discussed as well as the influence of these play interventions on cognitive and social skills. This is a book for practitioners and theorists in the field of play, who are not just uncritical consumers or idealizers of play, but who are concerned in searching for the real value of play in various therapeutic and educational settings.”Search
Play Culture in a Changing WorldKalliala, MarjattaThe cultural context in which children grow up has a powerful influence on the way they play. At a time of rapid change in post-industrial societies, childhood play is changing to reflect children’s experiences. Adults need to understand that children have their own play culture, which might be different from that of the adults’ own childhoods. Enlivened by the voices of young children engaged in contemporary play, this accessible book enables readers to re-evaluate the contribution of play in childhood. It explores the persistence of fundamental play themes alongside new variations on traditional themes, including: competitions and games; games of chance and luck; and, the world of make-believe ‘Dizzy play’. This book helps adults to be reflective and to encourage children’s play by understanding and valuing their play culture. It is important reading for early years students and practitioners.Search
Play Ethic: a Manifesto For a Different Way Of Living, TheKane, PatThe Play Ethic explores the real meaning of play and shows how a more playful society would revolutionize and liberate our daily lives. Using wide and varied sources from the Enlightenment to Eminem, Socrates to Chaos theory, Kierkegaard to Karaoke, this book shows how play is fundamental to both society and to the individual, and how the work ethic that has dominated the last three centuries is ill-equipped to deal with the modern world.Search
Play TherapyAxline, Virginia Mae|Axline, Virginia M.Play therapy is designed to give children an opportunity to explore and find out about themselves and so learn to accept and respect themselves and others. Children learn to use freedom with a sense of responsibility and to understand themselves and others a little better and to extend emotional hospitality to all people more generously.Search
Play, Naturally: a Review Of Children’s Natural PlayLester, Stuart|Maudsley, MartinThe review, Play, naturally: A review of children’s natural play, looks at the benefits of play on children’s health and well-being, and outlines what we should be doing to compensate for the loss of natural play space in recent years.Search
Playing On the WildsideMaudsley, MartinSearch
Playtypes: Speculations and PossibilitiesHughes, BobHughes’ play types have become the currently accepted industry standard.Search
PlayworkDavy, Annie|Gallagher, JaneFrom creating play spaces to child development, every key area of modern playwork is covered to help you support children’s play in the 21st century. The authors’ holistic approach, discussing both theory and practice, makes this the most comprehensive guide available for both students and playwork professionals. Packed with case studies, activities, illustrations and great new photographs, New Playwork contains a wealth of ideas for successful playwork and is an invaluable reference for this rapidly developing profession.Search
Playwork – Theory and PracticeBrown, FraserChildren learn and develop through their play. In today’s world the opportunities for that to happen are increasingly restricted. The profession of playwork seeks to reintroduce such opportunities, and so enable children to achieve their potential.Search
Playwork – Theory and PracticeBrown, FraserChildren learn and develop through their play. In today’s world the opportunities for that to happen are increasingly restricted. The profession of playwork seeks to reintroduce such opportunities, and so enable children to achieve their potential.Search
Playwork Voices: in Celebration Of Bob Hughes and Gordon SturrockHandscomb, Bridget|Russell, Wendy|Fitzpatrick, JohnSearch
Playwork: a Guide to Good PracticeBonel, Paul|Lindon, JennieWeapons of mass destruction are the greatest threat to national security in the 21st century: this book explains what it takes for a rogue state or terrorist group to obtain and use them.Search
Playwork: Play & Care For Children 5-15Davy, Annie‘One of the best resources linked to NVQ/SVQs.’ Anne Longfield, Director, Kid’s Club Network This third edition of Playwork has been fully revised and updated in line with the requirements of the revised NVQs and to reflect the rapidly changing world of playwork. The UK government’s National Childcare Strategy is resulting in rapid growth and development in this area with new children’s projects being established in every community. Ensuring high quality activities supported by qualified and experienced staff will be essential, resulting in a new fast-growing, and vibrant playwork profession. Playwork, Third Edition will enable Playworkers to meet these new challenges. Playwork, Third edition is the kind of accessible, high-quality and affordable training resource that will enhance and enrich workers development and their practice. It is aimed at all those who work with children aged 5 to 15, and aims to help them to create opportunities for play and to develop through play. Playwork will help all those following a playwork or playcare training course or preparing for assessment for an NVQ/SVQ in playwork at levels 2 and 3 to acquire the necessary underpinning knowledge and put theory into practice through work-based activities. It should also aid those who work in an after-school club, holiday playscheme, playbus, playcentre, adventure playground, family centre, or care for school-age children in the home to develop their skills and evaluate their approach to children and play.Search
Playworker’s Handbook, TheKamen, Teena“The Playworker’s Handbook” is the comprehensive guide to all aspects of working with children and young people in a variety of play settings, including after-school clubs, breakfast clubs, holiday playschemes and community projects. It is also the ideal resource for all students and tutors on S/NVQ Levels 2 and 3 courses in Playwork. “The Playworker’s Handbook” clearly links theory and practice by exploring different theoretical aspects of play and child development and relating these to supporting children’s play. Theoretical issues are clearly explained, giving students a sound knowledge base to complement their practical skills. The topics covered include: organising the play environment; play and child development; planning and supporting self-directed play; maintaining children’s health, safety and security; child protection; promoting positive working relationships; and, developing professional practice. “The Playworker’s Handbook” is the ideal book for playwork students and tutors, and experienced playworkers. It includes exercises to develop playworkers’ professional skills, as well as key tasks (linked to the latest NVQ Levels 2 and 3 in Playwork) to contribute to a portfolio of evidence.Search
Power Of Play: a Play Curriculum in ActionBrennan, CarmelThere has been an abundance of research around play and its positive effects on early childhood learning and development. In general, research shows strong links between creative play and language, physical, cognitive, and social development. Play is a healthy, essential part of childhood. Infants explore their world through their senses while adults in their world foster their development and learning through playing games with them. Toddlers engage in pretend play when they imitate actions and events they have experienced in their family life. As they grow into four and five year olds, young children engage more and more in play activities that expand their knowledge of the world around them, develop their motor skills, and focus on their peers.Search
Practical Guide to Child Observation and Assessment, AHobart, Christine|Frankel, JillThis best-selling book has been completely revised to provide a fully up-to-date guide to observation and assessment techniques. Now in full-colour and packed with even more examples, photographs and diagrams, this is the only book students will need to build the skills required by the professional child-care practitioner.Search
Problem Solving, Reasoning and Numeracy in the Early Years Foundation StageHughes, Anita M.|Hughes, Anita MThe ‘Practical Guidance in the EYFS’ series assists practitioners in the smooth and successful implementation of the early years foundation stage. Each book gives clear and detailed explanations of each aspects of learning and development and encourages readers to consider each area within its broadest context.Search
Quality Education in the Early YearsAbbott, Lesley|Rodger, RosemaryLesley Abbott and her team of contributors identify and explore high quality work (and what shapes it) in early years education. They show us children and adults variously working and playing, talking and communicating, learning and laughing, caring and sharing in a rich tapestry of case studies which highlight quality experiences and interactions. Every chapter is based around a particular case study, each one tackling a different issue: the curriculum, play, assessment, roles and relationships, special needs, partnerships with parents and equal opportunities.Search
Rethinking Children’s Play Brown, Fraser|Patte, Michael Rethinking Children’s Play examines attitudes towards, and experiences of, children’s play. Fraser Brown and Michael Patte draw on a wide range of thought, research and practice from different fields and countries to debate, challenge and re-appraise long held beliefs, attitudes and ways of working and living with children in the play environment.Children need to play and the benefits of play are many and varied, but they are too often underestimated by parents, educators, politicians and society in general. The authors apply a playwork perspective to a wide range of settings populated by children, both formal and informal, to explore the idea that children’s learning and development derives substantially from their opportunities to engage with a rich play environment that is supportive of the play process.Thoughts are provoked through examples of research, reflections on research, activities, key points and guidance on further reading.Rethinking Children’s Play is essential for all those studying childhood at undergraduate and graduate level and of great interest to those working with children in any field. Search
S/nvq Level 2 in PlayworkFarrow, Tina|Stephens, Valerie|Stanley, SusanThis book provides you with all the underpinning knowledge for the S/NVQ in Playwork Level 2. Written by experienced Playwork tutors and assessors who have helped candidates achieve their S/NVQ award, it provides everything students need to support their practical work with children and young people. Full coverage of the 2002 standards. The Handbook covers all six mandatory units so no supplementary materials are required.Search
Smooth Transitions: Ensuring Continuity From the Foundation StageBayley, Ros|Featherstone, SallyFor a child, moving from the Early Years Foundation Stage into Key Stage 1 can be a huge change. It is up to the adults involved to make the process of transition as smooth and continuous as possible. This straightforward guide contains advice for teachers, teaching assistants, practitioners, parents and managers on supporting children though and after the move. It includes a special section on how we can use new knowledge about how children learn to help them build on their previous experiences of learning and what we can do to help them cope with the emotional factors involved in the change.Search
Therapeutic Playwork Reader: 1995-2000 No. 1Else, Perry|Sturrock, GordonSearch
Transition TimeFeldman, JeanJean Feldman started using these transition activities with her own class to eliminate disruptions. The volume presents over 400 ideas and activities to give children a smooth, structured transition from one activity to the next. The activities, finger plays, songs and games are designed to focus children’s attention in a positive way and keep their interest to make the bridging period fun and meaningful.Search
Understanding Childrens PlayLindon, JennieWill be invaluable for students following S/NVQs in Early Years Care and Education and in Playwork, those taking CACHE qualifications (CCE and DNN) and the BTEC Diploma in Early Years.Search
Using Playful Practice to Communicate With Special ChildrenCorke, MargaretThis practical book explores the endless possibilities of using playful, creative and interactive activities to meaningfully engage with children with multiple learning difficulties. The varied array of tried and tested original activities have been devised to encourage the development of social interaction, cognition, play, experimentation and creativity, in particular but not exclusively, for children whose learning needs are more complex. The author also invites teachers working in mainstream, particularly early years and primary education, to investigate the creative possibilities inherent in playfulness and to use the activities in this book to enhance the learning environment. This text offers an abundance of advice, practical strategies and tips for teachers working in special and mainstream early years and primary education. Practitioners such as therapists, care workers, community musicians and creative arts specialists will also find this book useful.Search
Working With the Under Threes: Training and Professional DevelopmentAbbott, Lesley|Moylett, HelenThe books incorporate the views of a wide range of people with a wealth of experience in the early years field as both practitioners and trainers. They are intended as an accessible, informative and challenging resource for all those involved in the care and education of children under three.Search
You Can’t Say You Can’t PlayPaley, Vivian GussinWho of us cannot remember the pain and humiliation of being rejected by our classmates? However thick-skinned or immune to such assaults we may become as adults, the memory of those early exclusions is as palpable to each of us today as it is common to human experience. We remember the uncertainty of separating from our home and entering school as strangers and, more than the relief of making friends, we recall the cruel moments of our own isolation as well as those children we knew were destined to remain strangers. In this book Vivian Paley employs a unique strategy to probe the moral dimensions of the classroom. She departs from her previous work by extending her analysis to children through the fifth grade, all the while weaving remarkable fairy tale into her narrative description. Paley introduces a new rule€”€œYou canst say you canst play€€”to her kindergarten classroom and solicits the opinions of older children regarding the fairness of such a rule. We hear from those who are rejected as well as those who do the rejecting. One child, objecting to the rule, says, €œIt will be fairer, but how are we going to have any fun?€ Another child defends the principle of classroom bosses as a more benign way of excluding the unwanted. In a brilliant twist, Paley mixes fantasy and reality, and introduces a new voice into the debate: Magpie, a magical bird, who brings lonely people to a place where a full share of the sun is rightfully theirs. Myth and morality begin to proclaim the same message and the schoolhouse will be the crucible in which the new order is tried. A struggle ensues and even the Magpie stories cannot avoid the scrutiny of this merciless pack of social philosophers who will not be easily caught in a morality tale. You Canst Say You Canst Play speaks to some of our most deeply held beliefs. Is exclusivity part of human nature? Can we legislate fairness and still nurture creativity and individuality? Can children be freed from the habit of rejection? These are some of the questions. The answers are to be found in the words of Paleyss schoolchildren and in the wisdom of their teacher who respectfully listens to them.Search
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