The book seeks to help early childhood educators and parents in very practical ways and provides guidance based on a sound theoretical understanding.
Chapter 5: Supporting, Extending and Enriching Movement
Supporting, Extending and Enriching Movement
We speak of starting with a child ‘where he is’, which in one sense is not to assert an educational desideratum but an inescapable fact; there is no other place the child can start from. There are only other places the educator can start from.
Selecting Appropriate Learning Phases
In the previous chapter the phases of free and guided exploration, consolidation and extension were selected because they relate comfortably to movement education as a specific area of learning and they can be used flexibly in a variety of movement contexts from the earliest years at home through to lessons at Key Stages 1 and 2. Knowing what each phase represents, parents, family, friends, and early childhood ...