Getting It Right For Two Year Olds A Penny Tassoni Handbook

Author: Penny Tassoni
Publisher: Hodder Education
ISBN: 1471808017
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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

Penny Tassoni S Practical Eyfs Handbook

Author: Penny Tassoni
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780435077785
Size: 16.33 MB
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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.

Reducing Educational Disadvantage A Strategic Approach In The Early Years

Author: Penny Tassoni
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472933001
Size: 13.54 MB
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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!

Provision And Progress For Two Year Olds

Author: Chris Dukes
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473904773
Size: 78.11 MB
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‘The number of two-year-olds entering our settings has been increasing over the last few years, and with the government set to continue with the expansion of free places, more and more practitioners will be caring for children in this age range for the first time. For those who still think in terms of the 'terrible twos', this book serves as a vital and urgent wake-up call. Whether experienced professional or someone starting out on an early years career, it has a great deal to recommend it. ‘ – Neil Henty, Editor and Associate Publisher, The Early Years Educator Do you want to know how best to provide for two year olds in your setting? Do you need effective guidance and advice on how to achieve this? This is an unmissable guide to working with two year olds, offering practical tips and tools to support practitioners, professionals and lecturers in meeting the unique set of needs of this age group. Written by two experienced early years’ professionals this resource covers all aspects of provision and best practice for successfully working with two year olds, including key concerns such as: the completion of the Two Year Progress Check transitions into a setting child development formative and summative assessment effective learning environments working with parents. All this plus charts, pro forma, activities and training materials as well as further reading and access to websites, providing you with all you need to respond to the needs of two year olds with confidence. Chris Dukes and Maggie Smith (www.earlymatters.co.uk) are both Area SENCOs in London and experienced trainers and authors in the Early Years.

Understanding Schemas In Young Children

Author: Stella Louis
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 140819435X
Size: 35.80 MB
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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.

Two Year Olds In Early Years Settings

Author: Julia Manning-Morton
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780335264025
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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)

Outdoor Play For 1 3 Year Olds

Author: Isabel Hopwood-Stephens
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317676912
Size: 64.60 MB
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We are all mindful of the increasing news coverage of outdoor play and its benefits, but how can you go beyond the sandpit and hopscotch to create a magical and creative experience for the children in your care? This book provides all the encouragement you will need to set up and run an outdoor toddler group. It provides a step-by-step guide to selecting an appropriate site, resourcing the outside area, devising age-appropriate activities, planning activities and the legal requirements involved. Including an overview of the developmental milestones of babies and toddlers, it shows you how you can meet their specific needs. Features include: An activity bank full of games, suggestions for crafts, Forest School activities and songs and stories Practical advice on risk assessment and health and safety Guidance on working with parents and carers Adaptable planning templates With a strong emphasis on providing fun learning activities throughout the year, this book will be essential reading for all those that want to provide high quality outdoor experiences for the youngest children in their care.

Diploma In Child Care And Education

Author: Penny Tassoni
Publisher: Heinemann
ISBN: 9780435401702
Size: 42.31 MB
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This hugely popular title has been fully updated to ensure it meets the needs of today's candidates. It includes the latest legislation in child care, and helps candidates focus on the diverse needs of the children in their care, covering special needs an

Developing Play For The Under 3s

Author: Anita M. Hughes
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317414381
Size: 32.45 MB
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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.