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The Thinking Child Resource Book: Brain-based learning for the early years foundation stage, 1st edition

  • Nicola Call
The Thinking Child Resource Book: Brain-based learning for the early years foundation stage

ISBN-13:  9781855397415


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In this new edition of a popular resource, the authors provide a wealth of practical suggestions on how to implement the most up-to-date research findings into how children learn best in early years settings. It is fully-updated with reference to all the latest initiatives including the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and Every Child Matters.

This practical resource includes ways to promote self-esteem and emotional intelligence; ideas for teaching through play, music and movement; activities for circle time; advice on managing behaviour positively and fostering relationships with parents and carers. This resource book can be used independently or as a companion to The Thinking Child, also in its second edition. Handy margin references direct you to the appropriate pages of the sister book should you wish to learn more about the theory and research behind the practical techniques.

An indispensable resource for early years practitioners of all settings, this book will also appeal to trainee teachers and parents.

Table of contents

Preface \ Acknowledgements \ Introduction: Understanding the child's brain \ Step 1: Let's meet a brain \ Step 2: Meeting the children in their settings \ Part One: Preparing the climate and context for learning \ Step 1: Addressing children's physical needs \ Step 2: Inclusion \ Step 3: Developing emotional intelligence \ Step 4: Providing children with the tools for learning \ Step 5: Managing behaviour positively \ Step 6: Fostering partnerships with parents and carers \ Part Two: Supporting independent learning \ Step 1: Making maximum use of the environment \ Step 2: Helping children to develop good attention skills \ Step 3: Helping children to stay on task \ Step 4: Talking the language of learning \ Part Three: Developing brain-based techniques \ Step 1: Teaching children to mind map \ Step 2: Adventures in play \ Step 3: Maximising learning through music \ Step 4: Teaching and learning through movement \ Step 5: The place for technology \ Part Four: Teaching for intelligence \ Step 1: Creative teaching for better learning \ Step 2: Fostering the beginnings of group work \ Step 3: Teaching through VAK \ Step 4: Engaging the multiple intelligences \ Step 5: Taking the time for learning \ Appendices \ Some principles for planning \ Key vocabulary \ Recommended reading \ Bibliography \ Some useful websites \ Endnotes

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Published by Continuum (August 19th 2010) - Copyright © 2010