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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 253 new and published books in the subject of Childhood — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. Risk, Challenge and Adventure in the Early Years

    A practical guide to exploring and extending learning outdoors

    By Kathryn Susan Solly

    What is the difference between ‘risk’ and ‘danger’? What can children learn from taking risks? How can you provide key experiences for children and ensure their safety outdoors? Young children will naturally seek out challenges and take risks and this is crucial to their overall development. This...

    Published December 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  2. Understanding the Reggio Approach

    Early years education in practice, 3rd Edition

    By Linda Thornton, Pat Brunton

    Series: Understanding the… Approach

    Understanding the Reggio Approach is a much needed source of information for those wishing to extend and consolidate their understanding of the Reggio Approach. It enables analysis of the essential elements of this particular approach to early childhood teaching and the relationship it holds with...

    Published December 8th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Early Years Education and Care

    New issues for practice from research

    Edited by Susan Hay

    What are the new benchmarks for the future in good early years’ provision? What should children and parents expect from practice given recent research evidence on how young children thrive? Developing and managing early years provision has changed significantly over the last few years. Parental...

    Published December 4th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Designing Games for Children

    Developmental, Usability, and Design Considerations for Making Games for Kids

    By Carla Fisher

    When making games for kids, it’s tempting to simply wing-it on the design. We were all children once, right? The reality is that adults are far removed from the cognitive changes and the motor skill challenges that are the hallmark of the developing child. Designing Games for Children, helps you...

    Published December 2nd 2014 by Focal Press

  5. The Outdoor Classroom in Practice, Ages 3–7

    A month-by-month guide to forest school provision

    By Karen Constable

    The outdoor environment is now an integral part of many early years settings and schools, but is it being used to its full potential? Providing extensive, challenging and ever-changing outdoor play experiences is an essential and valuable aspect of early years education. This book offers...

    Published November 26th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Challenge and Change for the Early Years Workforce

    Working with children from birth to 8

    Edited by Christine Ritchie

    The early years sector is going through a period of unprecedented change. This has resulted in significant challenges for the early years workforce and it is crucial that settings, teams, leaders and individual practitioners respond to these if they wish to continue to provide the best care and...

    Published November 25th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Children

    Rights and Childhood, 3rd Edition

    By David Archard

    Children: Rights and Childhood is widely regarded as the first book to offer a detailed philosophical examination of children’s rights. David Archard provides a clear and accessible introduction to a topic that has assumed increasing relevance since the book’s ?rst publication. Divided clearly into...

    Published November 19th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Bodies as Sites of Cultural Reflection in Early Childhood Education

    By Rachael S. Burke, Judith Duncan

    Series: Changing Images of Early Childhood

    Taking the body as a locus for discussion, Rachael S. Burke and Judith Duncan argue not only that implicit cultural practices shape most of the interactions taking place in early childhood curricula and pedagogy but that many of these practices often go unnoticed or unrecognized as being pedagogy....

    Published November 19th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Starting School (Routledge Revivals)

    By Brian Jackson

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1979, this book considers the culture of a multi-racial community through the eyes of six children about to start school. Each child is from a different background but all live in the same street in a town in the north of England. Following the children from home into school,...

    Published November 12th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Childminder (Routledge Revivals)

    By Brian Jackson, Sonia Jackson

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1979, this book looks at the subject of childminding in Britain at the time it was written. It is based on a national survey that was commissioned by the Social Science Research Council and on action to help childminders funded by the Wates Foundation at Manchester University, UK...

    Published November 12th 2014 by Routledge