‘The first edition of this book set a milestone in writing about under threes. This second edition builds on that great achievement: its thinking about loving interactions in nurseries marks it out for its bravery and profound importance for a new generation of practice’-Peter Elfer, University of Roehampton

Planning for Early Learning and Development

Planning for Early Learning and Development

Planning for early learning and development

This chapter will discuss:

  • Our understanding of how young children learn and develop
  • The role of the adult
  • Stages before ages or ages before stages?
  • Secure relationships
  • Patterns in children's learning and development
  • The real treasure basket
  • Real heuristic play
  • Beyond the treasure basket

Understanding how Young Children Learn and Develop

In this chapter we focus on planning learning experiences for young children from a child development viewpoint. We consider child development from a variety of perspectives, drawing on examples of good practice from a range of settings and experiences taken from the diverse multi-professional under-threes workforce.

Our aim in this chapter is to make the sometimes complex models of child development and theories of learning accessible and meaningful to those who work with ...

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