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Starting School

Author : Liz Brooker
ISBN : 9780335230921
Genre : Education
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This book traces the experiences of children from a poor inner-urban neighbourhood - half of them from Bangladeshi families - as they acquire the knowledge appropriate to their home culture and then take this knowledge to their reception class. It highlights the small differences in family life - in parenting practices, in perspectives on childhood, and in beliefs about work and play - which make a big difference to children's adaptations to school.
Category: Education

The Starting School Book

Author : Sarah Ockwell-Smith
ISBN : 9780349423784
Genre : Family & Relationships
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An indispensable guide for parents whose children are about to start, or have recently started school. Starting school is a huge important milestone for children and their parents. The best school years happen when everyone involved feels happy and engaged with the whole experience, and yet, with so much information to digest and so little guidance available, the process can be incredibly confusing. The Starting School Book is a reassuring and practical guide for parents of school-age children. Sarah Ockwell-Smith provides clear and helpful advice for each stage of the process, whether your are just beginning to think about your child's education, applying for a school place, preparing your child for starting at the school you have chosen, or your child has already started school and you would like to help smooth the transition. Specific guidance includes: * Starting school ages, policies and procedures * How to decide the best starting age for a summer-born child * What to look for when choosing a school and what questions to ask when you visit * How to prepare your child emotionally and practically for starting school * Common concerns including settling in, separation anxiety, friendship issues, school refusal and reconnecting with your child at the end of the day * Understanding your own feelings about the transition and your role in the wider school community With case studies and advice from parents who have been through it, and enlightening tips from teachers, The Starting School Book provides all the information you need to help your child have a positive, calm and happy school experience.
Category: Family & Relationships

Children Starting School

Author : Hilary Fabian
ISBN : 9781134137855
Genre : Education
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Drawing on research, theory and practice, this book presents ways in which practitioners, working in partnership with parents, can give children a successful start to school. Written in an accessible style, the book helps early years practitioners planning transition programs for new children and offers ideas for developing their professional practice when working with families. Starting school at the age of four or five is recognized as a major adjustment in a child's life that can determine his or her future success in education. This book highlights the factors that influence children's early adjustment, including their social and emotional wellbeing, so that schools can learn the best way to offer support. Practitioners, managers and those studying on early childhood courses will gain an understanding of the complexity and diversity of transition and will learn how they can make this a stress-free time for the children, families and professionals involved.
Category: Education

An Empirical Approach To Preparing Children For Starting School

Author : Karen Wickett
ISBN : 9780429883804
Genre : Education
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This book presents an exploration of the beliefs held by parents, Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) practitioners and teachers and their relationships during children’s transition to school. This exploration was prompted by the author’s observations that the relationships between ECEC practitioners and teachers became increasingly strained when the term school readiness was introduced to the EYFS. Drawing on the findings of empirical research, the book presents the four qualities of relationships between parents, ECEC practitioners and teachers during children’s transition to school. Unlike many current texts, this book extends the transition to include the phases of preparation and adjustment and explores how the qualities of relationships between parents, ECEC practitioners and teachers can change throughout thephases of the transition. The conceptual framework, ‘The Relational Transition to School’ is developed and is a useful tool for researchers and those working together to explore the qualities of relationships between those supporting children during a transition. An Empirical Approach to Preparing Children for Starting School will be of great interest to researchers, academics and postgraduate students in the field of early childhood education, as well as those training to be early years practitioners.
Category: Education

Listening To Children S Advice About Starting School And School Age Care

Author : Sue Dockett
ISBN : 9781351139380
Genre : Education
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Reflecting the importance of drawing on children’s perspectives to shape professional practice, this book offers a nuanced approach to understanding the aims, implications and practicalities of accessing and incorporating children’s perspectives in pedagogial practices relating to transitions. Listening to Children’s Advice about Starting School and School Age Care: emphasises the importance of listening to and respecting children’s perspectives at the time of their transitions to school and school age care; shares children’s perspectives of the transition to school and school age care in ways that are both authentic and provocative; explores implications for practice as a consequence of children’s input; provokes a deep level of critical reflection and practice/policy development that is informed by a dialogue between research and practice. Chapters report research conducted in seven different countries to highlight approaches that acknowledge and respect children’s input, and use this as a basis for critical reflection on practice, with a view to improving the children’s transition experiences. Using examples of practice and offering practical and theoretical insights, the book illustrates the multiplicity of children’s perspectives, and prompts educators to reflect on and critique practice. This book will be invaluable reading for researchers, students, educators and practitioners involved in young children’s transitions to school and school-age care.
Category: Education

Summer Born Children

Author : Robert Long
ISBN : OCLC:1100006964
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This House of Commons Library briefing paper provides an overview of the flexibility for parents of summer-born children in England to request for their children to be admitted to school outside of their normal age group, and potential future changes.

Everyday Goodbyes

Author : Nancy Balaban
ISBN : 0807746398
Genre : Education
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Separation often evokes feelings of fear and anxiety in all of us, children, parents, and teachers alike. Because the success or failure of early separation experiences can affect a child's movement toward independence, teachers and parents must know how to help young children cope with the unpleasant feelings sometimes associated with separation. In Everyday Goodbyes (her follow-up to Starting School: From Separation to Independence), Nancy Balaban once again addresses this critical aspect of child development. Emphasizing the need for parents and teachers to work together in phasing children into a child-care, preschool, or kindergarten program, she offers many sensitive, practical suggestions to ease the separation process for all involved. Positioning separation as the underlying curriculum for all early childhood programs, this wonderful book helps teachers and parents to understand why children take time to adjust. Photographs and real-life anecdotes of children, teachers, and parents illustrate all aspects of the adjustment process, and activities for the classroom that support children''s movement toward independence and self-confidence are included.
Category: Education

Transitions To School

Author : Sue Dockett
ISBN : 0868408018
Genre : Education
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Transition to school is an important process for all involved: children, parents, educators and others. This book presents comprehensive research from the Australian Starting School Research Project and other sources that should be of great value to researchers in early childhood education, practitioners in this field and early childhood teacher education students
Category: Education

Starting Strong

Author : Patricia F. Carini
ISBN : 9780807776070
Genre : Education
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In an elegant affirmation of human capacity and creativity, Patricia Carini counters high-stakes testing, the pathologizing of children, and the unrelenting critique of the public schools with a persuasive account of how children, all children, actively make sense of the world and their experience through the making of works such as drawings, constructions, and writings. This engaging and vivid account of the day-to-day possibilities of learning and teaching, and ultimately the remaking of the schools, is indispensable reading for anyone called to teach or committed to a liberating education for all children. “This is a beautifully written book. I am inspired with each page.” —Vito Perrone, Harvard University "In this precious book by one of our most powerful thinkers, Pat Carini takes us deep, deep into the lives of children, into classrooms and schools, into the human heart of education at its best.” —William Ayers, University of Illinois at Chicago “A thoughtful book that challenges us to embrace an expansive vision of education. Throughout this powerful collection of essays, Pat Carini reminds us to place the value of each individual at the center of all we do in schools." —Judy Buchanan, National Writing Project “In this book, Carini draws on children’s and teachers’ stories, poetry, and philosophy as she attends to making visible for the reader the humanness of education." —Ofelia García, Dean, School of Education, Long Island University
Category: Education

Aspergers And The Infant Child

Author : Colette McCoy
ISBN : 1456789767
Genre : Education
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"...I did not want to see problems where there weren’t any, because I was more aware of aspergers than the average parent. Also, teaching children with special needs is quite different than accepting that your beautiful daughter has such needs- a label just makes it all sound so final..." Aspergers is a ‘hidden disability;’ as it is not a physical disability it does not register automatic understanding. It is a series of developmental disorders known as ‘The Triad of Impairment,’ including: communication, social interaction and inflexible thought/imagination. My child is aspergers, she does not have aspergers- it is not an infectious disease; there is nothing ‘wrong’ with her- she merely has different needs. A label has a tendency to emphasize the negative, not the positive and the person. This book details Elizabeth’s journey (and that of many families) but also provides valuable information for all families of children touched by aspergers. I have found many aspergers books to be of a clinical nature and not accessible to parents who have just been given a diagnosis; often without subsequent advice and support. In my experience, a diagnosis can be like someone has thrown a grenade at you and is then running away- you are left to deal with the fall-out! Hopefully, this book is accessible to all and will help people- it has certainly helped me and when Elizabeth is older, I hope it will explain a few things to her. I also hope that it will enlighten professionals who work with her (and others like her.) My point is that I am the closest person to my daughter and I don’t fully know or understand her. How can they? I honestly don't expect them to do so; I do expect them to have an awareness of the condition and to understand that a child who is aspergers has particular needs, even if they are not always apparent.
Category: Education

Top Tips For Starting School

Author : Dr Helen Likierman
ISBN : 9781407026435
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Starting school can be an anxious time for many children, but there are simple steps you can take to prepare yourself and your pre-school child. Written by experienced child psychologists, Top Tips for Starting School will help you to: - Encourage your child to develop good social skills and friendships - Improve your child's use of language - Develop preparatory reading, number and writing skills - Promote emotional well-being And much more!
Category: Family & Relationships

The Starting School Survival Guide

Author : Sarah Ebner
ISBN : 1905410875
Genre : Education, Primary
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What every parent needs to know before your first child starts school. Is your first child about to start school? Do you want to give your child the best start to their education and school life? Are you nervous about dealing with other parents and teachers? If you're worried about how to prepare your child – and yourself - for school for the first time, Surviving School eases your worries and gives you all the gossip from the school gate telling you everything you need to know. Any idea what a number-line is? Nervous of being told off by the lunch box police? It's okay, because Sarah Ebner, author of the Times popular blog School Gate and mother of two, is going to arm you with all the things people never tell you to prepare for when term time begins! Packed with tons of personal advice and tips from parents who've been through it themselves, find out how to prepare yourself – and your child – for surviving the school system unscathed. From help with choosing and applying to the right school in the first place, and preparing for your child's first day, to dealing with head lice, navigating school cliques (children as well as parents!) and interacting with teachers and other parents, you'll find out all the best ways to cope and more, including: Preparing your child: when to teach them to read, the perils of school uniform, tips to help them learn Gossip at the gate: dealing with school gate mums, the etiquette of birthday parties, and negotiating friendships Education: helping with homework, key stage exams and understanding the national curriculum Holidays: how many can you take, holidays in term-time, what to do with your child during the summer Problems at school: children with special needs, coping with shyness, what to do if your child is bullied or is the bully...) From classroom to playground, and beyond the school gate, this is essential reading for every parent entering the school system for the very first time (since you left school yourself).
Category: Education, Primary

Language Of Children Starting School In Tamaki

Author : Moira Nelson
ISBN : OCLC:1090525585
Genre : Children
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Aim: To evaluate the language skills of 5-year-old children starting school within a multicultural community, with levels of social disadvantage. Methods: A cross-sectional observational quantitative study was designed to investigate the language abilities of 102 children aged 5.5–6years. The children were assessed individually using standardised assessments with New Zealand norms and observed in classrooms, to provide comprehensive information about their speech and language abilities. These data were analysed along with additional information regarding general behavioural and developmental measures, gender, ethnicity, number of languages spoken in the home and social-disadvantage factors. Findings: A total of 69% of the children within the sample presented with expressive and receptive language below the level expected for their age. For each child there was a range of social, linguistic and disadvantage factors that were seen to impact on language abilities. This study shows the greatest impact is associated with social-disadvantage factors, which highlights the importance of gathering information from a variety of health, educational and social agency sources and taking a holistic view of the impact of these factors on the child’s development and readiness for school. Conclusion: Very few children were previously known to health or education services and the results of this study would indicate greater levels of difficulty in the population than have previously been recognised. It is likely that a different type and level of intervention is required to enable children to develop the language skills necessary to access the curriculum and be successful in their engagement and progress at school.
Category: Children

Starting School

Author : Jane Godwin
ISBN : 0670076767
Genre : Children's stories
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Tim, Hannah, Sunita, Joe and Polly are all off to school for the first time. Would you like to meet them and see how they go? There are new friends to make, fun ways to learn, and lots of different things to discover. From Jane Godwin and Anna Walker comes this beautiful book focussing on the experiences and feelings of five very different children as they begin at school for the first time. Jane's simple words and ideas combine with Anna's gentle and detailed illustrations to help children feel comfortable about taking this big step.
Category: Children's stories

Help My Child Is Starting Middle School

Author : Jerry Parks
ISBN : 0595465293
Genre : Education
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"The transition from elementary to middle school can be a scary time for both students and their parents. Dr. Parks's book is real-life advice from a master teacher that will address most of your concerns." Tommy Hurt Principal,Georgetown Middle School. Georgetown, KY "An excellent handbook which parents of every new middle schooler should read, and reread with their son or daughter as they begin these formative and impressionable years of middle school. Herein are the keys to success."Dr. Dallas Blankenship Superintendent,Scott Co. Public Schools Parents are seldom-if ever-prepared for the enormous changes their child faces entering middle school. The sheltered, structured, and nurturing environment that is elementary school gives way to the fast-paced, organized chaos of middle school. Students often feel more thrown into, rather than eased into, the middle school world, and parents of first-time middle schoolers often feel more lost than their children. The sixth grade is the time when Mom and Dad start to feel they are losing their little one forever, and-in a very real sense-they are. Help! My Child is Starting Middle School! is merely an effort to help parents and their children get off to a successful start in middle school. Although primarily written for parents, portions of the book can be read and used by middle schoolers themselves. At the end of each chapter are presented numerous real-world middle school situations, which may very well occur. As these are read, parents should consider how they might address the situations, and then discuss with their child their thoughts, and how they might deal with alternatives. In discussing these together, both parent and middle schooler will be better prepared for what's coming in middle school.
Category: Education

Getting Ready To Start School

Author : Netmums
ISBN : 9780755361120
Genre : Education
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GETTING READY TO START SCHOOL covers everything from choosing and applying for primary schools, to preparing your child in order to making their transition as smooth as possible, to what to expect once they get there, including the impact on parents, as they adapt to the politics of the school gate and to life fitting round the school days and terms. With input from childcare professionals, experienced teachers and Netmums themselves, GETTING READY TO START SCHOOL is the only book a parent will need to plan their child’s first step into education and get them off to a happy start.
Category: Education

Beginning School

Author : Richard M. Clifford
ISBN : STANFORD:36105131756616
Genre : Education
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The United States is at a pivotal crossroads in determining the educational experiences of children ages 3 through 8. Helping educators set goals and design effective policies, this title provides a history of early education and care in the United States and invites readers to consider early schooling in a global perspective.
Category: Education

The Normal School Child

Author : R. S. Illingworth
ISBN : 9781483194370
Genre : Social Science
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The Normal School Child: His Problems, Physical and Emotional presents information pertinent to the common problems of the normal child of school age. This book provides an outline of common physical and behavioral disorders of children to emphasize the importance of the entire environment for every child. Organized into 21 chapters, this book begins with an overview of the important factor in the environment after birth. This text then explains the difference between loving a child and showing him love. Other chapters consider some common behavior problems, including bed-wetting, sleep problems, poor appetite, and bowel problems and soiling. This book discusses as well difficult behaviors, including crying, jealousy, fear, and shyness. The final chapter deals with the significance of early learning and the cumulative nature of intellectual growth, which have important implications for child-rearing practice. This book is a valuable resource for pediatricians, parents, teachers, and readers concerned with the management of children of school age.
Category: Social Science