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Work and Play in Early Childhood

Work and Play in Early Childhood

  • Author: Freya Jaffke
  • Publisher: Anthroposophic Press
  • ISBN: 9780880104425
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 79
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Rhythm and repetition, example and imitation, are the pillars of early learning. Jaffke applies these principles as well as as planning the day, festivals, rhythms, play, stages of development, environment, and temperament.

People Under Three

People Under Three

Play, Work and Learning in a Childcare Setting

  • Author: Sonia Jackson,Ruth Forbes
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317807081
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 312
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Services for young children have gone through a period of rapid transformation in recent years, which have been paralleled by great advances in our knowledge of early child development. However, care and education in the first three years of life continues to be a neglected area. Thoroughly updated to take account of key policy and practice changes in childcare provision, this landmark text translates child development theory and research into everyday practice. All the practical ideas in the book have been developed and tested in nurseries, family and children’s centres and include the importance of providing opportunities for adventurous and exploratory play for babies and toddlers, understanding and responding to children's emotional needs and offering personalized and sensitive care. The book also explores different ways of working with parents and the role of early years settings and practitioners in helping to keep children safe. It includes chapters on: Childcare policy and services Planning spaces for living, learning and playing Babies in day care Heuristic play with objects Mealtimes Learning out of doors Leading and managing a childcare centre Involving and working with parents Safeguarding children People Under Three is an established practical text for all those training to work with young children or managing day care facilities. Focusing on the care and learning of very young children, it is designed specifically for those who look after them day by day, as well as being a useful resource for social work students and policy makers.

Play in Early Childhood

Play in Early Childhood

From Birth to Six Years

  • Author: Mary Sheridan,Justine Howard,Dawn Alderson
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136837493
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 104
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Based on the pioneering work of Mary D. Sheridan, Play in Early Childhood is a classic introductory text to play and development – key topics for all those who work with young children. Updated for a contemporary audience and fully evidence-based, it explains how children’s play develops and how they develop as they play. With over eighty illustrations and observations of play from birth to six years, this new edition presents classical and contemporary literature, making clear links between play and all areas of children’s development. It includes activities to consolidate thinking and suggestions for further reading throughout. Play in Early Childhood considers: the development, value and characteristics of play issues relating to culture, adversity and gender play from recreational, therapeutic and educational perspectives the role of parents/caregivers and professionals in supporting play Suitable for those new to the area or for more experienced workers wanting a quick reference guide, this easy-to-follow book meets the needs of students and professionals from a wide range of health, education and social care backgrounds, including early years professionals, playworkers, children’s nurses, speech and language therapists and social workers.

Creative Expression and Play in Early Childhood

Creative Expression and Play in Early Childhood

  • Author: Joan P. Isenberg,Mary Renck Jalongo
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • ISBN: 9780133746617
  • Category: Creative activities and seat work
  • Page: 462
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This text shows how the natural creative expression and play of children can be channelled to foster the learning and growth of each individual child. The book explores the nature, development and importance of children's play, suggesting many ways in which it may be fostered and encouraged by adults who work with young children. The aim of the book is to help readers design and implement self-expressive activities focusing on the process of creative expression, showing how to nurture that process, rather than providing a ready-made repertoire of activities and materials.

Play in Early Childhood

Play in Early Childhood

From Birth to Six Years

  • Author: Jackie Harding,Liz Meldon-Smith,Mary Sheridan
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134662793
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 64
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Play and development are key topics for all who work with young children. Based on the pioneering work of Mary D. Sheridan, Play in Early Childhood is an introductory text which explains how children's play develops and how they develop as they play. It features: over eighty illustrations descriptions of play at each stage of development, from birth to six years outlines of different play sequences information on children with special needs practical advice on the adult's role in providing for play. This edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to meet the needs of early years workers and students on courses leading to awards in child care and education.

Play and Learning in the Early Years

Play and Learning in the Early Years

From Research to Practice

  • Author: Pat Broadhead,Justine Howard,Elizabeth Wood
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 9781446244333
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 208
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Providing high quality play experiences is an essential part of good early years education, but this can pose a challenge for practitioners who face pressure from a more didactic primary curriculum, and from parents worried that their children will fail to acquire essential skills and knowledge. By helping the reader to develop their understanding of the complex relationships between play and learning, this book examines current theoretical perspectives on play, alongside examples of recent and innovative play research from a range of disciplinary and methodological perspectives. With contributions from leading play scholars, it brings together theory, research, policy and practice in relation to play and learning in early years settings. The emphasis is on the relationship between play and learning, and play and pedagogy, and the need to understand these dimensions more substantially in order to teach with confidence. Included are chapters on: - the influence of play on thinking, problem-solving and creativity - cooperative play and learning - play, risk and outdoor learning - learning to play in cultural context There are chapter objectives, reflective points, reflective tasks and suggestions for further reading throughout, to facilitate critical thinking and encourage independent study. Suitable for early years practitioners, early childhood students at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and all those who work with and care for young children, this is an exciting and thought-provoking book.

Play in Early Childhood Education

Play in Early Childhood Education

Learning in Diverse Contexts

  • Author: Marjory Ebbeck,Manjula Waniganayake
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780190303211
  • Category: Child development
  • Page: 416
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The topic of play is fundamental to understanding how children grow and learn. Play in Early Childhood Education Second Edition is an essential introduction to the theories behind this play and how it relates to children's development and learning. It enables students and educators to understand the complex learning theories, professional practice and selected government policies that focus on children's play and early learning. This user-friendly text also tackles the rapidly changing contexts where children are raised and educated, demonstrating diverse approaches to play-based learning and considering new insights and possibilities.Features:Includes a wide range of real life case examples; teaching examples; and reflections covering the birth to 8 years age range to illustrate theory in practiceExpert author team of early childhood academicsCross-cultural contexts - examines the power of play in facilitating young children's development and learning in many diverse contexts including Australia, Cambodia, Finland, Tanzania, Singapore and Hong Kong. New to this edition:Revised to take account of recent significant national policy changes in early childhood in Australia (and in other selected countries) which focus on the interpretation and implementation of Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and the National Quality Standard - students will see direct links between play and these policy documents.Chapters have been re-organised and re-named to better match course content and to assist students' navigation, and understanding of key topic areas, including:developing early childhood curriculumassessing children including the use of learning storiesinquiry based learningICT and its use with young childrenfacilitating leadership in young childrenworking with infants and toddlersplay in the lives of Aboriginal childrenconsumer culture and its impact on young children's playlearning through science explorationliteracy learning through playurban spaces and play including play space in the virtual worldthe play-work interconnectioncurriculum development and play for children in Finland and other countries; guiding children's behaviour.Five new chapters:Chapter 2 - Early Years Learning: Implications for CurriculumChapter 3 - Assessing Children's Learning through PlayChapter 9 - Play and the Inquiring MindChapter 10 - Guiding Children's BehaviourChapter 12 - Play, Playing Along and Playing it Up: Understanding the Play of Aboriginal ChildrenThe use of ICT based play is covered more extensivelyUpdated with the latest research and referencesUpdated case studies to enable students connect theory to practical teaching situations.Learning FeaturesSection openers & Chapter objectives: Explain the purpose and the content of each section and give readers a clear outline of what they will learn.Reflection feature: Asks students to pause and reflect on content they have just readMargin notes:These draw attention to key concepts/ideas, summarise content and highlight links to the EYLF. Case studies: Illustrate theoretical content through real examples depicting children to assist students relate their learning to practice. Chapter summary: Summarises key points of the chapter to guide readers review content covered.Key Concepts: In each chapter, 4-6 key concepts are defined and explained to enable students develop their vocabulary and understanding of ECE concepts. The new key concept icon identifies where each key concept is discussed in the chapter.Points of discussion and debate: Enable readers to unpack and discuss theories and their practical application.Annotated key references & Chapter references: Encourage further reading and research.

Critical Perspectives on Early Childhood Education

Critical Perspectives on Early Childhood Education

  • Author: Lois Weis,Philip G. Altbach,Hugh G. Petrie,Gail P. Kelly
  • Publisher: SUNY Press
  • ISBN: 9780791406977
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 282
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This book explores key policy issues related to early childhood education. Through the contributions of various professionals in the field, the editors provide a vision, practical and possible, of early childhood education in the 1990s. Part I delves into the complex world, both personal and professional, of the classroom teacher. The essays in Part II look at issues of the school community, including the roles of class, race, gender, and exceptionality. Finally, Part III examines the relationship between schools and the community-at-large, and how complex issues find their way into social and economic policies that often stifle, rather than support, the democratic vision of American schools. Taken as a whole, the volume presents a stimulating discussion of the current state of early childhood education policy and practice.

The Oxford Handbook of Culture and Psychology

The Oxford Handbook of Culture and Psychology

  • Author: Jaan Valsiner
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199366225
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 1136
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The goal of cultural psychology is to explain the ways in which human cultural constructions -- for example, rituals, stereotypes, and meanings -- organize and direct human acting, feeling, and thinking in different social contexts. A rapidly growing, international field of scholarship, cultural psychology is ready for an interdisciplinary, primary resource. Linking psychology, anthropology, sociology, archaeology, and history, The Oxford Handbook of Culture and Psychology is the quintessential volume that unites the variable perspectives from these disciplines. Comprised of over fifty contributed chapters, this book provides a necessary, comprehensive overview of contemporary cultural psychology. Bridging psychological, sociological, and anthropological perspectives, one will find in this handbook: - A concise history of psychology that includes valuable resources for innovation in psychology in general and cultural psychology in particular - Interdisciplinary chapters including insights into cultural anthropology, cross-cultural psychology, culture and conceptions of the self, and semiotics and cultural connections - Close, conceptual links with contemporary biological sciences, especially developmental biology, and with other social sciences - A section detailing potential methodological innovations for cultural psychology By comparing cultures and the (often differing) human psychological functions occuring within them, The Oxford Handbook of Culture and Psychology is the ideal resource for making sense of complex and varied human phenomena.

African Children at Work

African Children at Work

Working and Learning in Growing Up for Life

  • Author: Gerd Spittler,M. F. C. Bourdillon
  • Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
  • ISBN: 3643902050
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 352
  • View: 5310
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Most children in Africa start working from a very early age, helping the family or earning wages. Should this work be abolished, tolerated, or encouraged? Such questions are the subject of much debate. International and national organizations, employers, parents, and children often have diverse opinions and put pressure in different directions. The contributions in this book offer intensive fieldwork and careful analysis of children's activities, considering childhood and family, work and play, work in rural and urban contexts, paths to learning, work and school, and children's rights. (Series: Reports on African Studies / Beitrage zur Afrikaforschung - Vol. 52)