- Subject index
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 5: How Close Adults can Support Young Children's Thinking at 3–5 Years
How Close Adults can Support Young Children's Thinking at 3–5 Years
Twenty years ago John Brierley summed up the critical brain development that takes place in the early years of life and the implications for work with young children:
During these years of swift brain growth a child's eyes, ears and touch sense in particular are absorbing experiences of all kinds through imitation and exploration. It is obvious ...