This resource for beginning teachers of young children provides practical, sensitive, and diverse advice on getting children settled, mealtimes, toileting, and beginning and ending of sessions.

Working with Groups of Children

Working with groups of children

Six small children sitting in a circle, engaged in a carefully planned activity and waiting patiently for their turn … a flurry of tissue paper, gluey fingers and happy excited artists … a cosy huddle of children, gathered at their teacher's knee and listening to a story… Every group activity in the early years setting is different, depending on the nature of the activity, how you choose to manage it and the personality of the children. With so many possibilities, it is important to meet the challenges of the group activity with as much planning, preparation and enthusiasm as you can muster!

The chapter is divided into three sections:

Planning and Preparation

Preparation ...

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