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Early Childhood Education Books

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  • Cover of Crayons and iPads: Learning and Teaching of Young Children in the Digital World
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    Crayons and iPads: Learning and Teaching of Young Children in the Digital World

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    Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd (2017)

    A timely addition to the SAGE Swift Series, Crayons and iPads examines the use of digital technology in the early stages of child development and the way in which learning techniques have evolved in classrooms across the world. Taking the position that tablets provide an accessible learning and instructional tool, Debra Harwood explores how tablets can be used to provoke, ignite, and excite children’s interest in the world around them, arguing that it is through this engagement with technology that new discoveries are made and learning takes place. Guiding readers through research-based insights into children’s thinking, interactions and being, Crayons and iPads offers an important starting point upon which to build play and inquiry-based learning opportunities within early learning programs.

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    Communication and Interaction in the Early Years

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    Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd (2016)

    “This important book is a thorough account of early communication covering bilingualism and specific areas of learning of reading and writing in early years. It is well laid out, informative and supportive with excellent case studies.” –Eva Mikuska, Senior Lecturer at University of Chichester The role of the adult in the development of young children’s communications skills through interaction is vital and this book will help you understand this and improve your practice. Taking a chronological approach there is also a particular interest in the needs of two year olds, including the Progress Check at Age Two and the revised requirements of the early years foundation stage. The book features: • Case studies, points for practice and links to video examples • Coverage of bi or multilingual children • Examples of enabling environments for communication and interaction • Ideas of how to work best with parents. Suitable for all those studying or practising in Early Childhood it will develop the way you think about communication and interaction.

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    The Sociology of Early Childhood: Critical Perspectives

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    Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd (2017)

    The Sociology of Early Childhood is a theoretically and historically grounded examination of young children’s experiences in contemporary society. Arguing that a sociology of early childhood must bring together and integrate different disciplines, this book: • synthesises different sociological perspectives on childhood as well as incorporating multi-disciplinary research findings on the lives of young children • explains key theoretical concepts in early childhood studies such as investment, early intervention, professional power and discourse • examines the importance of play, memory and place • evaluates long term parenting trends • uses illustrative examples and case studies, discussion questions and annotated further reading to engage and stimulate readers. Invigorating and thought provoking, this is an invaluable read for advanced undergraduates and postgraduate students looking for a more nuanced and progressive understanding of childhood.

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    The SAGE Handbook of Early Childhood Policy

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    Content Type: handbooks

    Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd (2018)

    Recent authoritative evidence suggests that an estimated 200 million children under five fail to achieve their developmental potential due to factors including poor health and nutrition and the lack of stable high quality care. A significant number of the world's children today lack the basic rights to health, development and protection. In light of such statistics, early childhood services for young children have expanded around the world. The SAGE Handbook of Early Childhood Policy draws critical attention to policy in Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) its relationship to service provision and its impact on the lives of children and families. The perspectives of leading academics and researchers from Europe, North America, South America, Africa, Australasia and Asia have been arranged around five key themes: Part 1: The Relationship Between Research, Policy And Practice: Country Case Studies Part 2: Equitable Early Childhood Services: Intervention to Improve Children's Life Chances Part 3: Extending Practice: The Role of Early Childhood Services In Family Support Part 4: Participation, Rights and Diversity Part 5: Future Directions for Early Childhood Policy This handbook is essential reading for practitioners, stakeholders and others committed to working within early years services to achieve an awareness of policy and its implications for services and practice.

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    The SAGE Handbook of Outdoor Play and Learning

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    Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd (2017)

    There has been a growing academic interest in the role of outdoor spaces for play in a child's development. The SAGE Handbook of Outdoor Play and Learning represents a coordinated and comprehensive volume of international research on this subject edited by members of the well-established European Early Childhood Education Research Association Outdoor Play and Learning SIG (OPAL). Chapters written by authors from Europe, North and South America, Australasia, and Asia Pacific countries are organised into six sections: Theoretical Frameworks and Conceptual Approaches for Understanding Outdoor Play & Learning Critical Reflections on Policy and Regulation in Outdoor Play & Learning Children's Engagement with Nature, Sustainability and Children's Geographies Diverse Contexts and Inclusion in Children's Outdoor Play Environments Methodologies for Researching Outdoor Play and Learning Links Between Research and Practice

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    The SAGE Handbook of Developmental Psychology and Early Childhood Education

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    Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd (2019)

    The SAGE Handbook of Developmental Psychology and Early Childhood Education explores a range of issues in early childhood development and education. With the expertise of a body of international contributors, the chapters provide a much-needed overview of current and future direction for the field. Employing a broad and comprehensive focus, the Handbook combines research and practice to investigate emotional and social development, well-being and mental health, language, cultural environments, as well as the role of parents in a child's development. Through the structure of the book, readers are guided through a wide range of educational and developmental discourses, arranged across the following thematic parts: Part One: Emotional Development; Part Two: Social Development; Part Three: Play, Development and Learning; Part Four: Memory and Understanding; Part Five: Learning, Language and Literacy; Part Six: Executive Functions, Metacognition and Self-Regulation. The book concludes with an examination of the key aspects of early development which need to be the focus of high quality early childhood education.

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    Developing School Readiness: Creating Lifelong Learners

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    Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd (2017)

    We’ve all heard of the term school readiness but how many of us understand what is meant by it? What does it mean in the context of child development and wellbeing and what implications does it have for creating enthusiastic lifelong learners? How can we really give our children the best start in their most formative years? This book will ensure you understand school readiness but also understand: – the experiential nature of children’s learning – how future success is affected by the experiences that have gone before – the importance of your role in the child’s journey This book will give you the confidence to deliver practice that exceeds expectations and the knowledge to stand by your approach to teaching and caring for the children you work with.

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    Digital Play in Early Childhood: What’s the Problem?

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    Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd (2020)

    Critically examining the fears that commonly surround young children's play involving digital technologies, this book seeks to address each of the negatives and present the positive possibilities of technology when it comes to early childhood. Using observations of children in play and cutting-edge research, this book will empower students and build their confidence so that they are able to challenge perceptions and think creatively about how they can use technology. Each chapter includes case studies, research spotlights, activities and annotated further reading to help students develop their critical thinking, deepen their research and connect theory with practice.

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    The Sociology of Children, Childhood and Generation

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    Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd (2016)

    Outlining sociology’s distinctive contribution to childhood studies and our understanding of contemporary children and childhood, The Sociology of Children provides a thought provoking and comprehensive account of the connections between the macro worlds of childhood and the micro worlds of children’s everyday lives. Examining children’s involvement in areas such as the labour market, family life, education, play and leisure, the book provides an effective balance between understanding childhood as a structural phenomenon, and recognising children as meaning makers actively involved in constructing, co-constructing and reconstructing their everyday lives. Through the concept of ‘generagency’ Madeleine Leonard offers a model for examining and illuminating how structure and agency are activated within interdependent relationships influenced by generational positioning. This framework provides a conceptual tool for thinking about the continuities, challenges and changes that impact on how childhood is lived and experienced.

  • Cover of The Word Study That Sticks Companion: Classroom-Ready Tools for Teachers and Students, Grades K-6
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    The Word Study That Sticks Companion: Classroom-Ready Tools for Teachers and Students, Grades K-6

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    Publisher: Corwin (2020)

    First Pamela Koutrakos delivered a systematic approach to inquiry-based, student-centered, and joyful word study in her book Word Study That Sticks. Now, in The Word Study That Sticks Companion, Koutrakos offers tools and resources to help teachers put those structures, lessons, and routines into action. Loaded with teacher-facing resources such as planning and assessment tools, and student-facing tools such as reproducible minicharts, choice checklists, and self-assessments, The Word Study That Sticks Companion includes  • Ready-to-go materials that greatly minimize the time teachers spend preparing, creating, and revamping word study lessons  • More than 100 student-friendly, reproducible minicharts for student notebooks that summarize the routines in each area of word study and support robust word learning  • Twenty brand-new word study lessons to extend the learning throughout the year and across content areas Ideas for word study notebooks and choice charts that give students ownership of daily practice  • Suggestions for replicating many routines and tools in a digital format  • Customizable cycle schedules, checklists, look-fors, planning guides, record-keeping forms, and other tools that help teachers crystalize priorities, organize instruction, and adapt for all learners The routines and resources here can be used within any curriculum, as they transcend any one program, philosophy, or approach to word study. The Word Study That Sticks Companion enables consistent, authentic, and independent word study practice in K—6 classrooms. With these materials in hand, students can take charge of their learning, and teachers gain more time for differentiated instruction. Discover what’s possible when you ditch word study worksheets and workbooks once and for all!

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