- Subject index
`Tricia David starts the book off with a commitment to the importance of relationships. "The impact of emotional aspects of a school or nursery situation has long been neglected in the UK, as is amply demonstrated by the list of criteria for judging the quality of teaching drawn from OfSTED critieria". Amen to that" - Times Educational Supplement, Friday Magazine `Teaching Young Children is essential reading for early years teacher trainers and anyone working with young children, birth to 8 years old. It is an excellent companion volume to one of David's other books, Young Children Learning. David's many contributions to the literature in early years education has focused on the ways in which soc
Chapter 7: Design and Technology: The Subject Integrator
Design and Technology: The Subject Integrator
Learning from and through the context of the home is a vital stage in the education of the very young. These informal experiences will provide encounters for a range of materials to chew, suck, tear, rattle, bang and clank. Everyday objects, such as interesting kitchen utensils, mechanical toys and appliances, enable children to explore their environment. Some encourage twisting and turning actions that produce interesting outcomes. Perhaps most important of all, above the pleasure of enquiry and the early associations between cause and effect, is the promotion of a positive spirit of inquiry itself. Homes where young fingers are always excluded from ‘messy’ situations will be deprived in mind as well as ...