"Effective planning and observation are absolutely fundamental to young children's learning and development. The learning opportunities for children need to be relevant for their age group, realistic and challenging. Drawing on recent research, Planning and Observation with Children Under 3 explains why the planning cycle is so important and looks at the links between observation, planning and assessment. Taking a holistic approach to supporting children's learning, this book shows how a range of observation strategies can provide insight into children's social, emotional, physical and cognitive development and practically demonstrates how practitioners can develop appropriate planning and observation techniques for babies and toddlers. Features include:- case studies and examples - focus points for readers, encouraging reflective practice - suggestions for staff development - activities to engage readers and develop their observation techniques - an easy-to-follow and accessible inside layout Providinga wealth of practical ideas and activities, this handy text encourages explores all aspects of planning and observation with the under threes to help practitioners ensure effective outcomes for the youngest children in their care. This guide will benefitEarly Years professionals, students in Early Years and Early Childhood studies and anyone working with babies and children under three"-- Provided by publisher.
- Education, Family + Relationships, Psychology
- Developmental / Child, General, Preschool + Kindergarten, Child Development, Elementary
- November 26, 2011
- January 11, 2012
- Helen Bradford