Loose Parts

Loose Parts Author Lisa Daly
ISBN-10 9781605542751
Year 2014-10-06
Pages 232
Language en
Publisher Redleaf Press
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Use loose parts to spark children's creativity and innovation Loose parts are natural or synthetic found, bought, or upcycled materials that children can move, manipulate, control, and change within their play. Alluring and captivating, they capture children's curiosity, give free reign to their imagination, and motivate learning. The hundreds of inspiring photographs showcase an array of loose parts in real early childhood settings. And the overviews of concepts children can learn when using loose parts provide the foundation for incorporating loose parts into your teaching to enhance play and empower children. The possibilities are truly endless.

Loose Parts 2

Loose Parts 2 Author Miriam Beloglovsky
ISBN-10 9781605544656
Year 2016-06-20
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher Redleaf Press
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Loose parts capture children's curiosity, give free reign to their imagination, and encourage creativity. This form of play allows infants to be in control and recognize the power of their bodies and actions. A variety of new and innovative loose parts ideas are paired with beautiful photography to inspire safe loose parts play in your infant and toddler environments. Captivating classroom stories and proven science provide the context for how this style of play supports children's development and learning. This book is perect for Montessori and Reggio-inspired programs and educators.

Inspiring Spaces for Young Children

Inspiring Spaces for Young Children Author Jessica DeViney
ISBN-10 9780876595534
Year 2010-08-01
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Gryphon House, Inc.
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The classroom environment is an essential component for maximizing learning experiences for young children. Inspiring Spaces for Young Children invites teachers to enhance children’s educational environment in a beautiful way by emphasizing aesthetic environmental qualities that are often overlooked in early childhood classrooms, such as nature, color, furnishings, textures, displays, lighting, and focal points. Step-by-step instructions and lush photographs take educators through the process of transforming ordinary classrooms into creative, beautiful learning spaces, providing children with an environment where they can learn and grow. With easy-to-implement ideas that incorporate nature, children’s artwork, and everyday classroom materials, the photographs and ideas in this book promote creativity, learning, and simple beauty.

Nature and Young Children

Nature and Young Children Author Ruth A. Wilson
ISBN-10 9780415526739
Year 2012
Pages 118
Language en
Publisher Routledge
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Now in its second edition, Nature and Young Children promotes the holistic development of children by connecting them with nature. It offers advice and guidance on how to set up indoor and outdoor nature play spaces as well as encouraging environmentally responsible attitudes, values and behaviour in your early childhood setting. Covering topics as diverse as gardening with young children, creating an accessible nature program for children with special needs and addressing cultural differences in connecting children with nature, this book reveals how important nature play can be in the development of young children. This user-friendly book offers guidance on alternative settings for nature-focused programs international approaches to nature play in early childhood the role of the adult in outdoor learning using nature play for cross-curricular learning integrating nature education and peace education health and safety. This highly accessible book will provide all early years practitioners, teachers and students on early childhood courses with a wealth of ideas on how to foster creative play and learning in nature-focused environments while also promoting positive connections with nature.

Understanding Schemas in Young Children

Understanding Schemas in Young Children Author Stella Louis
ISBN-10 9781408194355
Year 2013-06-20
Pages 112
Language en
Publisher A&C Black
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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.

Lisa Murphy on Play

Lisa Murphy on Play Author Lisa Murphy
ISBN-10 1605544418
Year 2016-05-10
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher
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Learn why school readiness is child s play through research and stories for supporting development with fun activities."

Creative Block Play

Creative Block Play Author Rosanne Hansel
ISBN-10 9781605544465
Year 2016-09-25
Pages 200
Language en
Publisher Redleaf Press
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Creative Block Play covers everything you need to encourage a child's development in a variety of domains through block play. This book is full of photos that illustrate block play in real classrooms and stories from teachers who have successfully used block play to encourage children's development in a variety of domains. Rosanne Regan Hansel has been both a teacher and administrator for a variety of early childhood programs and currently serves as Education Program Development Specialist for the Department of Education. Ms. Hansel received her MS Ed in Early Childhood Leadership from Bank Street College of Education.

The Language of Art

The Language of Art Author Ann Pelo
ISBN-10 9781605544588
Year 2016-10-10
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Redleaf Press
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Typical art resources for teachers offer discrete art activities, but these don't carry children or teachers into the practice of using the languages of art. This resource offers guidance for teachers to create space, time, and intentional processes for children's exploration and learning to use art for asking questions, offering insights, exploring hypotheses, and examining experiences from unfamiliar perspectives. Inspired by an approach to teaching and learning born in Reggio Emilia, Italy, The Language of Art, Second Edition, includes: A new art exploration for teachers to gain experience before implementing the practice with childrenAdvice on setting up a studio space for art and inquirySuggestions on documenting children's developing fluency with art media and its use in inquiryInspiring photographs and ideas to show you how inquiry-based practices can work in any early childhood setting Ann Pelo is a teacher educator, program consultant, and author whose primary work focuses on reflective pedagogical practice, social justice and ecological teaching and learning and the art of mentoring. Currently, Pelo consults early childhood educators and administrators in North America, Australia, and New Zealand on inquiry-based teaching and learning, pedagogical leadership, and the necessary place of ecological identity in children's—and adults'—lives. She is the author of several books including the first edition of The Language of Art and co-author of Rethinking Early Childhood Education.

Bringing the Reggio Approach to Your Early Years Practice

Bringing the Reggio Approach to Your Early Years Practice Author Linda Thornton
ISBN-10 9781317801863
Year 2014-03-14
Pages 128
Language en
Publisher Routledge
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Have you ever wondered what the Reggio Approach is all about, why it works, and how it can be used to benefit the young children in your setting? The book describes how educators in Reggio Emilia work with young children, and looks at the connections between the Reggio Approach and the revised Early Years Foundation Stage framework. It provides practical examples involving children of different ages in a wide variety of settings, helping the reader to see the connection between practice and theory. This new edition has been fully updated to show the increasingly mirroring connections between the Reggio Approach and the principles and commitments of the recently revised Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework. Each chapter focuses on one important aspect of the Reggio Approach and includes: Practical examples involving children of different ages in a wide variety of settings, helping the reader to see the connection between practice and theory Questions to enable the reader to reflect on and develop his or her own practice in accordance with new statutory requirements References to sources of further reading and information. This convenient guide will help early years practitioners, students and parents to really understand what the Reggio Approach can offer their setting and children.

Picture Science

Picture Science Author Carla Neumann-Hinds
ISBN-10 9781605543499
Year 2007-06-11
Pages 120
Language en
Publisher Redleaf Press
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Use digital photography to enrich early childhood science curricula.

Beautiful Stuff

Beautiful Stuff Author Cathy Weisman Topal
ISBN-10 0871923882
Year 1999
Pages 107
Language en
Publisher Univ of California Press
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Encourage your kids to express their creativity as they discover, collect, sort, arrange, experiment, and think with found and recyclable “stuff.” The real-life experiences of teachers and children will inspire ideas that you can try at home: choose objects and turn them into a display, transform materials into a face, build and glue wood scraps to make constructions. Appropriate for children four years of age and older.

Talking and Learning with Young Children

Talking and Learning with Young Children Author Michael Jones
ISBN-10 9781473952591
Year 2015-11-18
Pages 216
Language en
Publisher SAGE
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Children learn to talk through interaction including involvement in many thousands of conversations with adults and other children. These conversations provide the framework for exploring relationships, understanding the world, and learning – in its widest sense. This book explores how children learn to communicate using language, how they use language to learn and the role of adults in the process. It examines how adults can support children to learn by involving them in positive interactions, meaningful conversation and by helping them play, explore and talk with each other. The book includes: examples of children and adults talking and learning together case studies of successful approaches that support language and learning in early years settings points for reflection and practical tasks Informed by the author’s own experience working with young children, families and practitioners, and from his involvement in the England-wide Every Child a Talker (ECaT) project, it links key research findings with successful practice to inspire practitioners to develop skills when talking with children, influence how adults plan for talk in settings and gain insight into how language develops in the home.

Gardening with Young Children

Gardening with Young Children Author Sara Starbuck
ISBN-10 9781605543130
Year 2014-04-21
Pages 264
Language en
Publisher Redleaf Press
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Explore the unique and expansive learning opportunities offered by gardening with children Gardens are where children’s imaginations engage nature, and the result is joyful learning. Gardening helps children develop an appreciation for the natural world and build the foundation for environmental stewardship. This book is packed with information and inspiration to help you immerse children in gardening and outdoor learning experiences—green thumb or a perfect plot of land not required. Learn how a gardening curriculum supports learning and development across all domains. You’ll also find heaps of suggestions for planning, planting, and caring for a garden suited to your unique setting, such as container gardens, raised beds, in-ground gardens, gardens grown vertically on a wall or fence, and even rooftop gardens. Cultivate children’s wonder and appreciation for nature. This book provides More than 60 hands-on learning activities for children of all ages to explore plants and garden creatures Vibrant photographs and classroom stories describing showcasing great programs from around the country New content reflecting childhood issues and gardening trends that have surfaced in recent years, including concerns that children are becoming alienated from nature, and that childhood obesity is becoming an epidemic Resources to help your garden flourish, seed and garden supply lists, information on poisonous plants, and books about gardens and garden creatures