Thanks to its clear links between theory and practice, this highly accessible book will be valuable to early childhood practitioners, teachers and students. The author explores the development of childrens thinking from 0–7 years, and shares the implications of these developments for practice in the home, Early Years settings and schools.
The book includes:
Case studies; Professional checkpoints to help reflection; Practical suggestions; Guidance on how to involve parents; Suggested further reading; Questions for discussion
It will be a great asset for students on Early Years Foundation Degrees, Early Years Initial Teacher Education and Early Childhood Studies courses.
- Chapter 1: Thinking about Young Children's Thinking
- Chapter 2: Early Thoughts: Babies' and Infants' Thinking from Birth to Three Years
- Chapter 3: How Close Adults can Support Babies' and Infants' Thinking
- Chapter 4: Playing with Thoughts and Ideas: Young Children's Thinking 3–5 Years
- Chapter 5: How Close Adults can Support Young Children's Thinking at 3–5 Years
- Chapter 6: Brimming with Thoughts at Home and in School: Children's Thinking 5–7 Years
- Chapter 7: How Close Adults can Support Children's Thinking during the Early School Years