Problem Solving, Reasoning and Numeracy in the Early Years Foundation Stage
Series Editor: Sandy Green
Published December 4th 2008 by Routledge – 160 pages
Series: Practical Guidance in the EYFS
The Practical Guidance in the Early Years Foundation Stage series will assist practitioners in the smooth and successful implementation of the Early Years Foundation Stage.
Each book gives clear and detailed explanations of each aspect of Learning and Development and encourages readers to consider each area within its broadest context to expand and develop their own knowledge and good practice.
Practical ideas and activities for all age groups are offered along with a wealth of expertise of how elements from the practice guidance can be implemented within all early years settings. The books include suggestions for the innovative use of everyday ressources, popular books and stories.
This book offers an in-depth understanding of children's thinking skills from a psychological perspective. The book introduces the Learning Tools model, a vital cognitive tool used by children to learn and solve problems, and gives practical ideas on how practitioners can use everyday materials to promote problem solving and early numeracy skills through play.
Readers are encouraged to reflect on their own practice and understanding to help them provide learning opportunities to meet the unique needs of all children in their setting.
Chapter 1: Understanding how children think Chapter 2: The Learning Tools Chapter 3: Numbers as labels for counting Chapter 4: Calculating Chapter 5: Shape, Space and Measures
Anita M Hughes is a Chartered Educational Psychologist.