Getting It Right for Two Year Olds: A Penny Tassoni Handbook

Author: Penny Tassoni

Publisher: Hodder Education

ISBN: 1471808017

Category: Study Aids

Page: 224

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Learn how to meet the needs of two year olds with this indispensable guide by Penny Tassoni which is ideal for both early years settings and students. Written by the leading author in Childcare and Early Years education, this is a complete guide to working with this age group. It looks in detail at two year olds' development in each of the prime areas of learning and provides advice on how best to plan activities, organise provision and create stimulating environments. It is also a typical Tassoni book: fun, informative and practical! - Pinpoints two year olds' development across the prime areas of learning: Personal, Social and Emotional development, Physical development and Communication and Language - Provides guidance on how to carry out the two year old progress check and work with parents and other professionals to support development - Includes practical tips on overcoming tantrums, fussy eating and other challenges associated with this age group -Explains the specific play needs of two year olds - Includes activities linked to the EYFS which focus on each of the prime areas

Child Development from Birth to Eight

A practical focus

Author: Jennie Lindon

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1907969624

Category: Psychology

Page: 80

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This classic text is invaluable for anyone who needs practical information on under eights and their development, including parents who want to know more about how children learn and develop and practitioners working with young children. It looks at how adults can help children as they change and develop. It describes what children learn from birth to eight and how they change in the different aspects of their development and aims to make sense of their development. This best-selling book is recommended reading on many childcare courses.

Characteristics of Effective Early Learning

Helping Young Children Become Learners for Life

Author: Helen Moylett

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335263275

Category: Education

Page: 162

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This book aims to help practitioners understand more about how children learn and to reflect on the implications of that understanding for supporting learning in the early years.

Reducing Educational Disadvantage: A Strategic Approach in the Early Years

Author: Penny Tassoni

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472933001

Category: Education

Page: 208

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In the early years children's cognitive development is largely shaped by their home environment, but research shows that on average, children who are entitled to free school meals start primary school with lower scores in reading and mathematics than their peers. As an early years practitioner, you can influence these children's learning within your setting, and help them to achieve the same levels as their more affluent peers. That's what this book aims to do - help you to narrow the gap! This unique book shows you how to provide a 'safety net' for children who are most at risk of underachievement. You will be taught about the different factors that positively impact upon children's learning (including adult interaction and literacy and mathematical experiences) and how they link to good practice within the EYFS. From tips for creating a rich, and diverse play environment for them to enjoy, to suggestions on how to carefully guide activities and experiences, this book will help you to establish a strong, long term education programme. You will be amazed at the impact you will have upon these children simply by making small changes to your practice and planning, and you might even increase your setting's chance of gaining an 'outstanding' Ofsted grade!

Penny Tassoni's Practical EYFS Handbook

Author: Penny Tassoni

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780435077785

Category: Early childhood education

Page: 312

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*Written by Penny Tassoni so you can be sure that you're getting the best advice on the new framework. *Penny's practical approach to implementing revisions to the EYFS makes it easy to understand and transfer successful ideas into your own setting/assignments. *Activities to support children's learning have been matched directly to the areas of development in the revised EYFS framework. *Includes a new section on resources for use in early years settings. * Like the first edition, this resource will be ideal for students and practitioners in any early years setting, including Childminders.

CACHE Level 3 Early Years Educator for the Work-Based Learner

Author: Penny Tassoni

Publisher: Hodder Education

ISBN: 1471808084

Category: Social Science

Page: 544

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Master the knowledge and skills you need to obtain the new work-based CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator) qualification. Written by bestselling author and early years expert Penny Tassoni, this is the only textbook for work-based learners endorsed by CACHE. Tassoni makes learning the key concepts on the job both easy and enjoyable. This book will support you through your assessment and the start of your career. - Understand all the requirements of the new qualification fully with clearly stated learning outcomes and key terms - See how concepts are applied to a range of settings with numerous case studies - Learn to reflect on your own skills and experiences with numerous 'Reflection' boxes - Practise what you've learned with 'In practice' and 'In your setting' activity boxes - Prepare for examinations and assessment with confidence via activities linked to assessment criteria

Planning Play and the Early Years

Author: Penny Tassoni,Karen Hucker

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 9780435401191

Category: Curriculum planning

Page: 324

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This is a new, full-colour edition of the best-selling title in Heinemann's 'Professional Development Series'. It gives guidance through the process of planning and providing play opportunities for children aged 0-5 years. It also contains useful sections on the history and theory of play.

Supporting Special Needs

Understanding Inclusion in the Early Years

Author: Penny Tassoni

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 9780435401627

Category: Children with disabilities

Page: 234

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This text covers the underpinning knowledge required for special needs modules on Early Years courses. It guides students and practitioners through this subject area, and provides information on the issues and legislation.

The Nursery Year in Action

Following children’s interests through the year

Author: Anna Ephgrave

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317504461

Category: Education

Page: 234

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Child-led learning in the early years allows children to thrive while making accelerated progress. Young children learn and develop best when they are in a stimulating environment which is carefully organised and equipped to meet their needs, interests and stages of development, and where each child’s progress is carefully observed, managed and enhanced by adults who engage and interact with them to support them in making outstanding progress. Demonstrating how a child-led approach supports the development of purposeful, calm, confident and independent children, The Nursery Year in Action offers a unique month-by-month overview of the workings of an outstanding Nursery setting. The book covers all aspects of practice from the organisation of the classroom and garden and the rationale behind this to the routines and boundaries that ensure children are safe, happy and therefore able to explore and learn. It tracks the events of each month in the year paying particular attention to the environment, the role of the adult, links with parents, children’s individual needs and the key areas of learning and development. Throughout the book Anna Ephgrave gives the reason behind each decision and shows what the outcomes have been for the children, emphasising that a child-led approach, with planning in the moment can meet the requirements of the revised Early Years Foundation Stage and the individual needs of the children. Key features include: Over 150 full colour photographs to illustrate practice Photocopiable pages of planning sheets, record keeping sheets, sample letters to parents and play resources also available for download List of resources and materials Examples of individual learning journeys and planning in the moment for groups Guidance on what to look for when assessing children’s progress Advice on risk/benefit assessments Suggestions for managing transitions and minimising stress Written by a leading consultant teacher whose Early Years’ department has achieved "Outstanding" at four consecutive Ofsted inspections, this book provides practitioners with the practical ideas to work with confidence in a way that is rewarding, manageable and, above all, creates a happy, relaxed learning environment for children.

Understanding Schemas in Young Children

Again! Again!

Author: Stella Louis,Clare Beswick,Sally Featherstone

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 140819435X

Category: Education

Page: 112

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What are schemas and why do they matter? Again! Again! provides an introduction to understanding and supporting schemas and schema play in young children. Practitioners will find an overview of schemas with guidance on where they fit within the EYFS. There are examples of schemas, with illustrations and descriptions of common behaviour patterns, and these are set within the general context of child development. The intention is to help early years practitioners identify schemas and to understand both how important they are and the vital role they play in the growing child's learning. The aim is to help the reader understand how they can develop, plan and resource activities which support children's learning through experiment and play.

Developing Play for the Under 3s

The Treasure Basket and Heuristic Play

Author: Anita M. Hughes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317414373

Category: Education

Page: 138

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We currently live in a two dimensional world of tapping and sliding fingers on screens, but babies and young children need to touch, taste, smell, shake and bang three dimensional objects in order to develop thinking and learning skills. The Treasure Basket and Heuristic play approach is all about offering natural and household objects to babies and young children to play with. This simple approach promotes extraordinary capacities of concentration, intellectual curiosity and manipulative mastery. Full of resource ideas and activities, this book offers accessible explanations of how the under 3’s think and learn, step by step guidance for setting up play sessions and descriptions of the best materials to offer. Featuring original interviews between the author and Elinor Goldschmied, who was the pioneer of the Treasure Basket and Heuristic Play, this third edition of Developing Play for the Under 3s has been thoroughly updated to include: A new chapter with case studies to show how Heuristic Play can be offered to the 2-4 year olds. A new chapter exploring the myths and misunderstandings of this approach. Links to the Forest School movement. Research evidence supported by case studies. The characteristics of effective learning and how the Treasure Basket and Heuristic Play promote these. Information about the Froebel Archive project, bringing the story of Elinor Goldschmied’s work alive through film. Based on a wealth of research into how babies learn and the principles of learning, together with the author’s own personal experience of working with the under 3s, this book will be indispensable for anyone involved in the care and development of children in this age group.

Treasure Baskets And Beyond: Realizing The Potential Of Sensory-Rich Play

Realizing the Potential of Sensory-rich Play

Author: Gascoyne, Sue

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335246443

Category: Education

Page: 182

View: 6498

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"This accomplished book represents an impressive and important extension of previous writing in the field and is sure to expand practitioners' understanding of the fascinating medium that is the treasure basket." Janet Moyles, Professor Emeritus, Anglia Ruskin University, UK Watching a child play with a Treasure Basket can give a powerful insight into the wonder of children's minds; their developmental levels, interests, likes and dislikes; repeated patterns of behaviour; and even glimpses of a child's personality. This book draws extensively upon observations of children's play as well as contemporary and original research in neuroscience and sensory play, to offer fresh insights into the use and benefits of Treasure Baskets and sensory-rich play. The book demonstrates how babies through to primary school children, including those with special educational needs, can derive rich and meaningful hands-on learning from sensory-rich objects and the wider application of sensory play. Key features of the book: Discovering how sensory play presents opportunities for problem solving and meaning making as well as developing creativity and imagination Understanding the benefits and potential of sensory-rich play and its powerful effect upon brain development and memory Learning about the role of the adult in supporting and maximising sensory-rich play Gaining insights from a range of case studies and activities If you have already witnessed deeply absorbing Treasure Basket play in action and marvelled at children's fascination and focus, then this book helps explain something of the 'behind the scenes' processes in action. For those who have not yet encountered this deceptively complex play, this book whets the appetite, giving a taste of what Treasure Baskets and sensory-rich play have to offer. This timely and empowering book is written for practitioners and students working with babies through to primary-aged children.

Let's Get Talking!

Exciting Ways to Help Children with Speech and Language Difficulties

Author: Michael Jones,Jo Belsten

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781903670880

Category: Language disorders in children

Page: 50

View: 1219

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Children's Play, Learning and Development

Author: Penny Tassoni,Louise Burnham,Brenda Baker,Karen Hucker

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781447970972

Category: Child development

Page: 272

View: 4663

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This title contains many features to aid learning and teaching. Activities and reflections provide additional ideas for lessons and homework tasks, case studies and theory in practices add the important real-world focus, so you don't have to spend time looking for your own examples, and assessment zones and assessment practices guide learners through internal and external assessment, with practice questions to help them achieve their potential.

Understanding Schemas and Young Children

From Birth to Three

Author: Frances Atherton,Cathy Nutbrown

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446281590

Category: Education

Page: 224

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Shortlisted for the 2013 Nursery World Awards! 'This exciting book will greatly enhance understanding of learning throughout the early years, and reinforces the importance of responsive professionals who understand children's schemas. Atherton and Nutbrown have brought together socio-cultural and cognitive learning theories with ease, and their metaphors are brilliantly evocative' -Dr Anne Meade, Consultant 'This book is drawn from a study carried out with rigour and contains several gems, such as the 'bike and slide exploration'; the idea of adults engaging in 'a dialogue of conceptual correspondence' with children; and tables outlining 'what the children might have been thinking'. A great read!' -Dr Cath Arnold, Pen Green Early Years Centre 'This is an exciting and illuminating account of babies and toddlers, following their schema fascinations with determination and competence, as they continually explore and experiment and come to know their world. This book captivated me. It should be in every early childhood education setting' -Pam Cubey This is the first book to focus specifically on Schemas and children under three. The authors trace the development of schemas from motor level through to symbolic representation, and show how to use schema theory to understand young children's learning and behaviour. This accessible and student-friendly book includes: -activities and discussion points -links to policy and practice -descriptive observational material -a look at the ethics of this kind of research -numerous photographs and illustrations -suggestions for follow-up reading The book is aimed at early childhood professionals and practitioners in ECEC settings, as well as those on initial training courses, teacher education, Early Years courses, and higher degrees.

Two-Year-Olds in Early Years Settings

Journeys of Discovery

Author: Julia Manning-Morton,Maggie Thorp

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780335264025

Category:

Page: 184

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This book offers an in-depth exploration of the distinctive features of the play, development and learning of two-year-olds, presenting a wealth of information and guidance on how to provide high quality provision for this unique age group. The book mirrors the 'journey' a two-year-old takes through key aspects of their experience, starting with being at home, through their transition into a setting and then through each aspect of provision. This journey of discovery helps you better understand the child's viewpoint, and to explore and analyse concepts of good quality practice and provision. Opening a window on the world of a two-year-old and capturing what it is like to be two in an early years setting, the book features: Key theories relating to the development, play and learning of two-year-olds and the implications of these for practice and provision in early childhood settings Practice case studies that illustrate key aspects of a two-year-old's experience Reflective questions that will help you to consider the links between the development and learning needs of two-year-olds If you are a student or practitioner in early childhood this is crucial reading that helps you positively meet the challenge of welcoming and providing for this age group. Julia Manning Morton and Maggie Thorp were both formerly Senior Lecturers in Early Childhood Studies at London Metropolitan University, UK and are now independent consultants at Key Times Professional Development. This is a book after my own heart because the authors really understand two-year-olds and what they need in order to flourish. The case studies are carefully chosen to illuminate what it is to be two years old. It is beautifully written, so that both heart and mind of the reader are engaged. The book equips practitioners and managers to be informed about the development and learning and cultural context of this, so that they can enjoy spending time and finding the energy and confidence needed for work with and for two year olds. I could not put this book down. Professor Tina Bruce CBE, Froebel Trust At a time of considerable political interest this book presents a timely focus on the uniqueness of working with two-year-olds and their families. A strength of this book is the thoughtful use of case studies interwoven throughout each chapter - the authors use these to encourage the reader to make deeper connections with the theoretical perspectives that underpin their practice. The encouragement of readers to thoughtfully reflect on their practice will undoubtedly support practitioners in delivering appropriate high quality care and education for two-year-olds and thus support them on their journeys and discoveries. A thorough exploration of the developmental paths of two-year-olds coupled with the importance of individual children's socio-cultural contexts enables readers to gain a true understanding of the characteristics of two-year-olds. An essential text for practitioners, leaders and students on Early Childhood Studies degrees and Early Years Initial Teacher Training (EYITT) programmes. Kelly Cooper, Programme Director for EYITT - London Metropolitan University No matter what your starting point, you could not read this book without gaining greater understanding and respect for young children. Talk of peaceful caregiving, joyful play, abundant language, companionship and partnership permeate the pages leaving the reader with a profound sense of awe for the enormity of the task facing both two-year-olds in their quest to find themselves and their carers in supporting them through that process. The book is practical - each chapter offers case studies and reflection points and provides short outlines of key theoretical ideas. But most of all I loved the emphasis on ample space and the need for children and carers to take time - without rush, and with warmth, gentleness and respect. Linda Pound, Freelance Early Years Consultant This is an important and timely book, providing a wonderful resource for all who are striving to develop their practice and provision for two-year-olds. The authors, informed by the 'real life' complexities faced by practitioners in schools and settings, effortlessly blend research and theory and invite all of us working alongside two-year-olds to examine our own theories of practice. This journey of discovery becomes not only about deepening our understanding of the unique and particular characteristics of two-year-olds, but is turned inwards, encouraging us to become self- aware and more able to adopt a critical stance and challenge common assumptions about everyday practice. Janice Darkes-Sutcliffe (School Improvement Liverpool)

Encouraging Positive Behaviour in the Early Years

A Practical Guide

Author: Collette Drifte

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446242536

Category: Education

Page: 112

View: 1991

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Includes CD-Rom 'The book successfully bridges the gap between theory and practice, presenting essential background information and knowledge in an easy to understand way' - Early Years Update 'The whole book would be useful as a refresher course to enable practitioners who do not come across significant behaviour problems on a regular basis in the course of their work. It is a well resourced book that will also assist newly qualified practitioners/Special Educational Needs Co-ordinators to undertake and understand the importance of IEP/Behaviour plans and issues' - Early Years Online 'As Early Years settings now include more children with difficult behaviour, this publication is to be welcomed. It will be invaluable in supporting professionals to manage all young children who display difficult behaivour and in particular, those with special educational needs. The author provides some really useful suggestions, practical strategies and case studies on encouraging positive behaviour in a clear, easy to follow format. The resources on the accompanying CD-Rom will be useful in supporting settings to develop policies and practice and in the training and development of staff' - Jan Morrison, Independent Consultant and Trainer This exciting new edition of a much-loved book offers the reader the following new elements: - a CD-Rom with lots of downloadable resources including self-audits for settings, letters to parents, Individual Education Plans (IEPs), Play Plans, quizzes and crosswords - coverage of new legislation and initiatives, such as the Early Years Foundation Stage and Every Child Matters - new case studies - guidance on how to plan, write and review Play Plans, with examples provided Covering the 3 to 8 age range, this book is full of practical strategies, good advice and clear and helpful suggestions. It will help you encourage good behaviour from every child in your setting, and is particularly strong on suggesting ways to support children with special educational needs. Collette Drifte is a Freelance Writer and Educational Consultant based in Northumberland; she worked previously as a teacher and Deputy Head for many years.

CACHE Level 2 Introduction to Early Years Education and Care

Author: Carolyn Meggitt

Publisher: Hodder Education

ISBN: 1471834824

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

View: 344

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Develop your understanding and skills with this textbook endorsed by CACHE for the new qualification. Written by Carolyn Meggitt, who is an expert in making key concepts easy for learners to understand, this comprehensive introduction will help you earn your qualification and progress to Level 3. -Includes case studies and lots of photographs to show you what really happens in actual settings -Organises all information in a way which makes things easy to read -Prepares you for assessment by linking activities to criteria -Prompts you to reflect on your own experiences at key points throughout the book

Planning in the Moment with Young Children

A Practical Guide for Early Years Practitioners and Parents

Author: Anna Ephgrave

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351625225

Category: Education

Page: 170

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Young children live in the here and now. If adults are to make a real difference to their learning they need to seize the moments when children first show curiosity, and support their next steps immediately. This book embraces the concept of planning "in the moment" and emphasises the critical role of the adult in promoting child-led learning, giving early years practitioners the confidence and insight to work and plan in the moment, and enabling the children in their care to live, learn, play and develop in the here and now. Planning in the Moment with Young Children maintains a strong link to practice, providing numerous examples of how practitioners can integrate spontaneous planning and rich adult–child interactions into their everyday practice and early years curricula. From timetabling to setting clear rules, creating enabling environments, keeping records and making use of a variety of materials, the book demonstrates the multitude of ways in which practitioners can encourage child autonomy and respond to the unique needs of each child. Examples from practice are rooted in theory, fully contextualised, and exemplified by original documentation sourced from the author’s own experiences and from a wide variety of settings. ? Key features include: over 180 full colour photographs to illustrate practice; photocopiable pages including planning sheets, documentation and activity sheets; advice on working with parents, individual children and groups; tailored guidance on working with children at different stages of development from birth to age 6 years; relevance to a range of settings, including childminders, pre-schools, nurseries and schools. When children are allowed to select where, with what, and how to play, they are truly invested in their play, they become deeply involved and make dramatic progress. This book is an outstanding testament to a responsive and child-led way of working in early years environments. Practitioners will be guided, inspired and supported to work spontaneously and reactively – planning as they go and celebrating the results!

Stories from the center

connecting narrative and theory in the writing center

Author: Lynn Craigue Briggs,Meg Woolbright

Publisher: Natl Council of Teachers

ISBN: 9780814147467

Category: Education

Page: 129

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