Early Intervention In Movement

Author: Christine Macintyre
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1136634207
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This text is full of practical ideas to help all early years children enjoy developing their movement abilities. Each activity uses rhymes and jingles and some have music. This is to enhance the children's rhythmic ability, their listening skills and their phonological awareness. There are many activities that form the basis of lesson plans. The material shows how the learning outcomes fulfil the criteria set out in the Curriculum Guidance for the Foundation Stage and the 5-14 Guidelines (Expressive Arts). The activities will be great fun for all children, whether they find movement easy and are always on the look-out for challenges, or whether they are less confident. The book aims to support teachers in their work to help all children fulfill their potential, offering guidance on diagnosis and assessment of skills and weaknesses as well as observation and progression. Chapters include developing the basic movement patterns: gross movements, fine movements and manipulative skills; developing sensory integration; teaching and observing movement; and detailed lesson plans. All children, whatever their level of ability, can be helped to be more confident and competent movers - a process which often also results in improved self-esteem. Teachers and support staff in all early years settings will find much in this book to inspire and enthuse all children in their care.

Movement Matters

Author: Melani Alexander Fuchs
Editor:
ISBN: 9780982640029
Size: 10,36 MB
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Melani Alexander Fuchs, Diane H. Craft, Ph.D. Movement Matters is a fully illustrated Montessori album, written to provide Montessori educators with ways to implement movement experiences for 21/2- to 6-year-old children. 241 pages, soft-cover, spiral bound.

Eager To Learn

Author: National Research Council
Editor: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309068363
Size: 14,94 MB
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Clearly babies come into the world remarkably receptive to its wonders. Their alertness to sights, sounds, and even abstract concepts makes them inquisitive explorers--and learners--every waking minute. Well before formal schooling begins, children's early experiences lay the foundations for their later social behavior, emotional regulation, and literacy. Yet, for a variety of reasons, far too little attention is given to the quality of these crucial years. Outmoded theories, outdated facts, and undersized budgets all play a part in the uneven quality of early childhood programs throughout our country. What will it take to provide better early education and care for our children between the ages of two and five? Eager to Learn explores this crucial question, synthesizing the newest research findings on how young children learn and the impact of early learning. Key discoveries in how young children learn are reviewed in language accessible to parents as well as educators: findings about the interplay of biology and environment, variations in learning among individuals and children from different social and economic groups, and the importance of health, safety, nutrition and interpersonal warmth to early learning. Perhaps most significant, the book documents how very early in life learning really begins. Valuable conclusions and recommendations are presented in the areas of the teacher-child relationship, the organization and content of curriculum, meeting the needs of those children most at risk of school failure, teacher preparation, assessment of teaching and learning, and more. The book discusses: Evidence for competing theories, models, and approaches in the field and a hard look at some day-to-day practices and activities generally used in preschool. The role of the teacher, the importance of peer interactions, and other relationships in the child's life. Learning needs of minority children, children with disabilities, and other special groups. Approaches to assessing young children's learning for the purposes of policy decisions, diagnosis of educational difficulties, and instructional planning. Preparation and continuing development of teachers. Eager to Learn presents a comprehensive, coherent picture of early childhood learning, along with a clear path toward improving this important stage of life for all children.

Movement And Dance In Early Childhood

Author: Mollie Davies
Editor: SAGE
ISBN: 1848608616
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`This original and fascinating approach to children's movement development is highly recommended reading for tutors, practitioner and students alike' - Under Five `Movement and Dance in Early Childhood offers a clear and accessible entry into the world of movement and dance and the possibilities that exist for children, their families and the wider educational community' - Every Child `Eminently readable and accessible. Whether the reader is versed in movement understanding or a beginner, by the end of the book they should be a much better movement observer, teacher and handler' - Marion North, Principal and Chief Executive, Laban Centre for Movement and Dance In this unique and innovative book on movement and dance development from birth to eight years, the author draws on her depth of knowledge and practical experience in helping children to become skilled, creative and imaginative in a wide range of movement-oriented activities. The book seeks to help early childhood educators and parents in very practical ways and provides guidance based on a sound theoretical understanding. Originally published as Helping Children Learn Through a Movement Perspective, this book has been updated in the light of recent research. The author extends her investigation of how young children learn in and through movement. There is an expanded chapter on dance, which suggests strategies for working with young children and examines ways in which young children take on the roles of dance-makers, performers and appreciators. An additional chapter shows ways in which the expressive and artistic aspects of children's movement can be appropriately located and includes exemplars for dance at Key Stage 1 and the early phases of Key Stage 2.

Programming And Planning In Early Childhood Settings With Student Resource Access 12 Months

Author: Leonie Arthur
Editor: Cengage AU
ISBN: 0170386325
Size: 12,90 MB
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Bringing The Montessori Approach To Your Early Years Practice

Author: Barbara Isaacs
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 131757236X
Size: 14,70 MB
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Have you ever wondered what the Montessori approach is all about and how it can be used to benefit the young children in your setting? This book explains how the Montessori approach works offering guidance on planning and assessment methods alongside practical activities for practitioners to try. Throughout there are practical examples involving children of different ages in a wide range of settings to show how Montessori principles have been implemented. . This new edition has been fully updated to include: The revised areas of learning in the EYFS and how these link to Montessori practice An examination of early effective learning Approaches to effective learning in Montessori settings A new chapter on Montessori approaches to the assessment requirements of the EYFSquestions for reflection This convenient guide will help early years practitioners, students and parents to really understand what the Montessori approach means to their setting and children.

Bringing The Steiner Waldorf Approach To Your Early Years Practice

Author: Janni Nicol
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 131755616X
Size: 12,74 MB
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Have you ever wondered what the Steiner approach is all about, where it comes from and how it can be used to benefit the young children in your setting? Bringing the Steiner Waldorf Approach to your Early Years Setting is an excellent introduction to this philosophy. Janni Nicol clearly explains the history of Steiner Waldorf education, the role of play in learning and the key themes of rhythm, repetition and reverence with ideas for activities and resources. Practical examples throughout the book involving children of different ages in a wide variety of settings allow readers to see the connection between theory and practice. This new edition has been fully updated to include: Clear comparisons between Steiner practice and the revised Early Years Foundations Stage (EYFS) requirements A section on the growth of international Steiner settings Information on celebrating festivals and outdoor environments This convenient guide will help Early Years practitioners, students and parents to really understand what the Steiner Waldorf approach can bring to their practice and children.

Immigration Popular Culture And The Re Routing Of European Muslim Identity

Author: Lara N. Dotson-Renta
Editor: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 0230393373
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By studying the re-mapping of Europe as a topography of immigration, and by investigating the cultural production that has translated and mediated traditional Mediterranean identities, this book examines the creation of new "European," new "Moorish," and new "European Islamic" identities, with a particular emphasis on the changing role of Spain and the transnationalization of its heritage of Al-Andalus. Central to this study is the concept of traslado, used here to trace the translation and transfer of cultural memory and national identity through a focus on immigrants who have been moving between and transcending national spaces. Through critical analysis of novels, film, and hip-hop produced by and about immigrants, Dotson-Renta demonstrates how traslado works in the lives of contemporary North African immigrants to Spain.

Movement Activities For Early Childhood

Author: Carol Totsky Hammett
Editor: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 9780873223522
Size: 13,70 MB
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Grade level: 1, 2, 3, k, p, e, t.

Teaching Practice For Early Childhood

Author: Rosemary Perry
Editor: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415331081
Size: 18,53 MB
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This fully updated new edition of Teaching Practice for Early Childhood will help student and recently graduated early childhood teachers make the most of their teaching in a variety of early years' settings. Chapters cover vital topics such as ways of knowing and relating to children, the early childhood curriculum, and working collaboratively with colleagues and parents. In addition, this new edition takes into account the current demands for quality, accountability and continuity in the early childhood curriculum, and includes fresh material on: the importance of social and emotional development the role of observation in assessing children's learning and growing, and the use of documentation as a form of accountability and teacher research the value of socially responsive learning environments. This authentic, trustworthy and engaging text is written in a style that talks directly to its readers. By presenting the experiences of student teachers, as well as those of beginning and experienced teachers, the author brings into focus real situations, dilemmas, issues and rewards which student teachers are likely to face.