Creative Activities For The Early Years

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Creative Activities For The Early Years

Author : Stella Skinner
ISBN : 9781848604582
Genre : Education
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'An excellent resource for all those working with young children... jam-packed with exciting, inspirational activities that encourage young children to nurture their creativity and imagination while helping practitioners to facilitate what children do naturally... It is a book that celebrates and encourages original thought and action to support learning through exploration and investigation, recognising that creativity is about representing one's own image and not reproducing someone else's' - Early Years Educator '[I]nspirational... This book is easy to read, refreshing and exciting, and I would recommend it to all those working with young children. It is also useful for students, clearly articulating the reasons for providing well-organised child-initiated creative opportunities rather than adult-directed activities' - Nursery World It is an interesting and informative manual aimed at those who work with children in the 3-5 years age range, and is therefore most suited to anyone in a Pre-School or Day Nursery setting, and could also be valuable to a Reception Teacher...over all, I found this to be a very useful book'. - National Childminding Association Packed full of exciting ideas and powerful visual aids, this book will help those working with young children to encourage and nurture their creativity and imagination. The book takes examples of what has worked in an early years setting, and transfers these inspirational activities onto the page. The book includes: " practical activities in Art, Dance and Music and ideas on how to link them together; " advice on how to make the most of music, lighting, space and nursery resources; " showing how the work supports the Foundation Stage Curriculum; " ideas for cross-curricular work; " suggestions for recording children's progress; " advice on how to choose materials, and a list of specialist suppliers. Everyone involved in working with young children should read this book. Nursery practitioners, early years teachers, Sure Start workers, play workers and Children's Centre staff will find it an invaluable resource. It is also useful for specialist staff in hospitals and other areas of health. For resources, useful hints and tips, and samlpe materials, visit the companion website here!
Category: Education

Creative Activities For The Early Years

Author : Barbara Melling
ISBN : 9780857473561
Genre : Education
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Creative Activities for the Early Years contains over 160 art and music activities for use with children aged 0-5. These tried and tested activities, which include songs, rhymes, and story suggestions, are ideal for use in all early years settings. Whether your topic is the autumn, the Chinese New Year or the coastline, you can be sure that children will find the art and music ideas in this book interesting and entertaining. The activities encourage children to use their imagination to communicate ideas, and develop their gross and fine motor skills. The activities are grouped by popular early years themes and can be used as a complete programme or as a dip-in resource.
Category: Education

Play Activities For The Early Years

Author : Herjinder Uppal
ISBN : 9780857473363
Genre : Education
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Play Activities for the Early Years contains over 140 fun activities to encourage purposeful play. There are six chapters: communication, language and literacy; mathematical development; knowledge and understanding of the world; creative development; physical development; and personal, social and emotional development. The activity pages are clearly laid out and well illustrated, making the book easy to use. Many of the activities have accompanying blackline masters providing a variety of written and pictorial resource material.
Category: Education

Creative Circle Time Lessons For The Early Years

Author : Yvonne Weatherhead
ISBN : 9781446202715
Genre : Education
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Includes CD-rom! This creative book uses music, song, poetry and a host of practical ideas to engage children in Circle Time Activities. The publication stems from Yvonne's own work in schools where 26 alphabetical themes have been centralised around a lovable bear character. There are four strands in the book which are linked to the Social Skills curriculum. - Self esteem - Relationships - Communications - Spiritual and Moral Development These strands are developed through the 26 themes from 'Adorable' bear to 'Zig Zag' bear with a weekly introduction of a new rhythm to accompany the poem. For each theme there are comprehensive notes for teachers with lots of ideas on the content of each theme. The DVD- ROM contains all 26 poems and songs, recited or sung by the children. The DVD-Rom also includes printable posters and positive thought sheets. As an experienced teacher Yvonne offers not only a comprehensive practical resource that all teachers will find useful and time saving, but she also provides links to Citizenship, planning sheets for PSHE, lesson objectives and full lesson notes, providing all the support busy teachers need. A very exciting practical resource, easy to use and built on a very solid foundation of many years of expertise and practice. Visit the author's website here and you can contact her to book INSET training
Category: Education

Creative Activities And Curriculum For Young Children

Author : Mary Mayesky
ISBN : 9781285965611
Genre : Education
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CREATIVE ACTIVITIES AND CURRICULUM FOR YOUNG CHILDREN, 11th Edition, is filled with fun, creative, and easy-to implement activities for young children. You'll be encouraged to exercise your own creativity as well as learn how to help young children do the same. Hundreds of activities, up-to-date research, recipes, finger plays, information on how to select children's books, and more make this book an invaluable resource for you and others planning to work creatively with children across the curriculum. This is a book you'll want to use throughout your professional career. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Category: Education

Creative Development In The Early Years Foundation Stage

Author : Pamela May
ISBN : 9781136032707
Genre : Education
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The 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.
Category: Education

Btec First Early Years

Author : Kath Bulman
ISBN : 043546244X
Genre : Child care
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These resources fully cover the BTEC First Early Years qualification, providing students with the correct depth of information to succeed in the diploma. The book provides complete coverage of the three core and five specialist units. The Tutor's Resource File includes advice on completion of the IVA, work experience diary sheets and lesson plans.
Category: Child care

Planning Play And The Early Years

Author : Penny Tassoni
ISBN : 043540119X
Genre : Curriculum planning
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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.
Category: Curriculum planning

Planning Educational Visits For The Early Years

Author : Anna Salaman
ISBN : 1412919274
Genre : Education
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`Planning Educational Visits for the Early Years is full of advice on how to make visits enjoyable learning opportunities as well as great fun. This book is ideal for early years advisors, teachers and anyone planning educational visits for children aged three to seven' - Practical Pre-School `This book groups visits into five types of venue: museums, art galleries, the built environment, performing arts and zoos, aquariums and farms. For each there is a very brief rationale of why you should visit and details of a wide range of activities you can do before, during and after the visit. There are useful websites to help you find such amenities in your area. The activities will be familiar to experienced staff, but it is useful to have them all written down together' - Early Years Update 'Even experienced practitioners will find many useful ideas. I especially liked the chapter 'The Built Environment', with the idea of different 'trails' to shape local outings' - Nursery World Do you want to plan exciting, creative or cultural visits, but don't know where to start? This step-by-step guide shows you how to get the best out of trips with your young children, whether you are heading off to the zoo, visiting a farm, exploring an art gallery, going to a museum or seeing a show. Linked to the Foundation Stage curriculum and Early Learning Goals, this book is packed with advice on how to make visits into enjoyable learning opportunities. Subjects covered include: o a guide to planning your visit o practical activities to carry out in each setting o activity ideas to do at different venues o curriculum links for each suggested activity o advice on managing the number of children taken o advice on risk assessments and on the current legal situation o checklists o a list of organisations and websites to access Early Years venues across the UK Nursery Managers and Nursery Teachers, Foundation Stage, Reception teachers, and Early Years Advisers will all find this book helps them plan creative and cultural visits that are fun for all.
Category: Education

Learning In The Early Years

Author : Jeni Riley
ISBN : 0761941061
Genre : Education
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This book will help early years educators understand the nature, form, and content of the curriculum for children aged 3 to 7 and the most appropriate ways of presenting it.
Category: Education

Supporting Creativity And Imagination In The Early Years

Author : Duffy, Bernadette
ISBN : 9780335224906
Genre : Education
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This book draws on her extensive experience of promoting young children's creativity and imagination to examine how visual representations, music, dance, imaginative play and drama can enable children to express their feelings, thoughts and responses. She highlights examples of good practice and provides practical guidance for those working with young children in a variety of settings, including home, school and centre-based care.
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Creativity And Early Years Education

Author : Anna Craft
ISBN : 9780826457424
Genre : Education
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Creativity is firmly embedded in curricular, exam and inspection schemes. Focusing on children aged three to eight, this book discusses the teaching of creativity, explaining the implications for practice, theory and policy, through a consideration of pedagogy, curriculum, learning and assessment.
Category: Education

Creative Maths Activities For Able Students

Author : Anne Price
ISBN : 9781412920438
Genre : Education
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The author explains the issues and theories surrounding the education of able pupils and links these to practical, creative examples to be used in the classroom.
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Btec National Early Years

Author : Penny Tassoni
ISBN : 0435463721
Genre : Child care
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A core textbook mapped to the specifications for BTEC National Early Years.
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Doing Your Early Years Research Project

Author : Guy Roberts-Holmes
ISBN : 9781849205191
Genre : Education
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This new edition of a much-loved book guides you through your Early Years research project from start to finish and draws on the work of Early Years practitioners to illustrate concepts and methods, bringing the entire process to life. Packed with research summaries, key points, checklists and discussion topics, the author shows you how to organize and structure your project, write a literature review, interpret findings and present/write up your project. This edition has been fully updated and revised to include up-to-date references, a focus on ‘Reflective Practice’, and coverage of Early Years Foundation Stage, as well as: Coverage of Action Research, including examples Increased material on using, presenting and analyzing data, including using software More reflective and detailed study aid including case studies, surveys, questions and activities
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Mathematics Through Play In The Early Years

Author : Kate Tucker
ISBN : 1446244016
Genre : Education
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Teaching mathematics to young children in creative ways is made easy with this second edition of a wonderful book, which offers the reader clear advice and lots of exciting ideas to use in any early years setting. By showing how to introduce mathematical concepts through play-based activities, this book is in tune with current thinking about best practice in teaching, and with the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage and current Primary National Strategy. New material includes: - an additional chapter on creative recording - a whole new chapter on ways to involve parents - discussion of policy throughout the UK - more on using ICT - case studies covering the whole birth to eight age range Essential reading for any practitioner who wants to develop their mathematics teaching, this book is equally important for all trainee teachers and early years students. Kate Tucker is an early years teacher, trainer and writer based in Exeter; she has over 20 years of experience, and has written widely on early years mathematics and Foundation Stage practice.
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Forest Schools Outdoor Learning In The Early Years

Author : Sara Knight
ISBN : 9781847872760
Genre : Education
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Learning outside the classroom is an essential part of early years education, and this book looks at the opportunities the Forest School experience can offer young children for learning outdoors, and how this fits into the early years curriculum. By offering clear guidance on what the Forest School approach can achieve, and how you can make the learning opportunities happen in your setting, the book shows you how to incorporate good practice into all outdoor play activities.
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Creative Teaching Mathematics In The Early Years And Primary Classroom

Author : Mary Briggs
ISBN : 9781136793103
Genre : Education
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Creative Teaching is not only for the arts: this unique and stimulating book shows how mathematics and mathematics teaching can be creative, exciting and enjoyable. Offering teachers a dynamic and different perspective on mathematics, it enables them to see and teach in creative ways that will develop their pupil‘s mathematical thinking potential.
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Role Play In The Early Years

Author : Sally Featherstone
ISBN : 9781408124987
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Role Play is an important part of every child's entitlement. This lively book will guide you in planning, stimulating and organising role play inside and out. Part 1 discussed why role play is important. Part 2 presents activities suitable for a range of role play situations. There are ideas for materials, equipment and locations, including advice on making the most of limited resources. Unlock your imagination and help your children to bring out what's inside!
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction