[start of series blurb] The Practical Guidance in the Early Years Foundation Stage series will help practitioners provide children with a relevant, age appropriate, exciting and challenging opportunities in each area of learning, giving examples of when and where to look, listen and note, how to set up Effective Practice and hints on planning and resourcing. There are also Home links to help practitioners work effectively with parents. 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 examples 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 resources, popular books and stories. [end of series blurb] This book offers an in-depth understanding of children's thinking skills from a psychological perspective.The book introduces the Learning Tools model, a vital cognitive tool used by children to learn and solve problems, and gives practical ideas on how practitioners can use everyday materials to promote problem solving and early numeracy skills through play.
Readers are encouraged to reflect on their own practice and understanding to help them provide learning opportunities to meet the unique needs of all children in their setting.
Anita M Hughes is a Chartered Educational Psychologist.