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'This book offers a comprehensive and well-structured overview of the early years. The traditons of good practice are conveyed alongside recent developments in our understanding of learning and teaching in the early years' - Pat Broadhead, Professor of Playful Learning. Leeds Metropolitan University
'Each of the chaptes include learning objectives, case studies, points for discussion and suggestions for further reading, making this a useful text for both personal study and group reflection'- Early Years Update
Really well laid out. Lots of aspects of children's learning explained clearly. A helpful companion for our students.
A very good book that is very beneficial for students that can improve their knowledge.
Good book for students learning about child development
An excellent text with good coverage and very accessible to Level 5 and 6 students.
A very accessible and supportive text for undergraduate early childhood studies students.
This is a nice read for first year early years degree students. The book provides an overview of theoretical perspectives of how children learn, inclusion and diversity in the early years and policy issues. Each section contains case studies and questions for discussion which provide for effective seminar sessions.
Clear and easy to use students will love it.
Good to support students in understanding the importance of holistic development, contexts and time for children.
Some good examples of learning.
Covers a wide range of issues associated with supporting children in the early years, a good introductory text for undergraduates studying the early years.
A recommended read to supplement learning at level 3. This book has so much information that can be used within many of the units being taught. The use of case studies helps to ensure understanding has taken place. I would recommend this book for all child care students.
Interesting background reading.
Well structured text for anybody undertaking Early Childhood Studies.
This will be used to support students in their first year. Helping them to understand child developemnt and learning
This is an essential text covering all aspects of children's learning and development and how to support it, well written text which has already been put on the students reading list.
This is a good book which gives a good overview of how young children learn by providing good discussions of some theories of learning and how they link with practice.
Fantastic. Relevant to every module.
This is a good book which gives a good overview of how young children learn by providing good discussions of some theories of learning and how they link with practice. There are also discussions on supporting children in their learning, multi-agency working, the various approaches to play as well as other issues in early childhood education.
Great points for discussion and case studies included throughout this text book which is very useful for tutors/lecturers. I found chapter 15 very informative for the learners to assist their understanding of multi-agency working.