Planning for Children's Play and Learning: Meeting children's needs in the later stages of EYFS / Edition 3

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Practitioners need help keeping up to speed with the latest developments in the Early Years. Updated in line with current policy and practice, this new edition fully reflects the Early Years Foundation Stage themes, principles, commitments and guidance and recognises the importance of play as a context for teaching, learning and assessment. With explicit links to the EYFS learning and development grids and the early learning goals, it includes practical guidance and ideas on:

  • creating stimulating learning environments indoors and out
  • planning exciting focus activities and experiences
  • responding to children’s individual interests and supporting personalised learning
  • sound observational practice and how to assess children’s learning and development within the EYFS framework
  • developing genuine partnerships with parents and learning links with home.

Incorporating 'Key Points for Good Practice' within each chapter, and direct links to the EYFS ’Principles into Practice’ cards as well as EYP standards, this is a key text for all practitioners working with children in the later stages of the Early Years Foundation Stage. It is also ideal for students pursuing Qualified Teacher Status in the Early Years and Early Years Professional Status, and for those enrolled in courses in Early Childhood Studies and Foundation Degrees in Early Years.

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Editorial Reviews

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Review from 1st Edition -

'An excellent and accessible book with a lot of useful ideas. Provides cross-curricular learning in the Foundation Stage.' - Kate Wilkinson, University of Chester, UK

Reviews for 3rd Edition -

'Experienced practitioners and students will find a host of new ideas to help them create interesting environments and starting points to promote young children's learning.' - Early Years Update, April 2009

'Planning for Children's Play and Learning includes practical guidance and ideas on creating stimulating learning environments indoors and outdoors, planning exciting learning experiences.' - Early Years Update, September 2009

'The book has direct links to the EYFS Principles in Practice cards aswell as to the early years professional standards...making it a useful book for all practitioners working with children in the later stages of the EYFS and for those working towards EYP or Qualified Teacher Status.' - Early Years Update, September 2009

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415485937
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 4/22/2009
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Jane Drake is an experienced nursery teacher with Early Years Professional Status who has worked for many years in schools and has supported settings across the private, voluntary and independent sectors. She is currently working as a Lead Children’s Centre Teacher in Leeds and as a writer within the field of Early Years Foundation Stage practice.

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