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New and Published Books

  1. The Nursery Year in Action

    Following children’s interests through the year

    By Anna Ephgrave

    Child-led learning in the early years allows children to thrive while making accelerated progress. Young children learn and develop best when they are in a stimulating environment which is carefully organised and equipped to meet their needs, interests and stages of development, and where each...

    Published March 30th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Play from Birth to Twelve

    Contexts, Perspectives, and Meanings, 3rd Edition

    Edited by Doris Pronin Fromberg, Doris Bergen

    In light of recent standards-based and testing movements, the issue of play in child development has taken on increased meaning for educational professionals and social scientists. This third edition of Play From Birth to Twelve offers comprehensive coverage of what we now know about play and its...

    Published March 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  3. Unsettling the Colonial Places and Spaces of Early Childhood Education

    Edited by Veronica Pacini-Ketchabaw, Affrica Taylor

    Series: Changing Images of Early Childhood

    Unsettling the Colonial Places and Spaces of Early Childhood Education uncovers and interrogates some of the inherent colonialist tensions that are rarely acknowledged and often unwittingly rehearsed within contemporary early childhood education. Through building upon the prior postcolonial...

    Published March 18th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Play and Creativity in Art Teaching

    By George Szekely

    In Play and Creativity in Art Teaching, esteemed art educator George Szekely draws on his two classic volumes, Encouraging Creativity in Art Lessons and From Play to Art, to create a new book for new times. The central premise is that art teachers are not only a source of knowledge about art but...

    Published March 16th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Inclusion and Early Years Practice

    Edited by Kathy Brodie, Keith Savage

    Inclusion is a difficult, complex issue for which there are no off-the-shelf answers. To be an effective practitioner it is necessary to identify what makes each situation and circumstance unique and use this knowledge to develop strategies and approaches that are appropriate. This timely new text...

    Published March 5th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Developing High Quality Observation, Assessment and Planning in the Early Years

    Made to measure

    By Lisa Sancisi, Margaret Edgington

    What is meant by high quality observation in the early years? How do you devise effective next steps for young children that build on their interests? How do you ensure that you meet the needs of all the children in your care? Offering a fresh approach, this practical toolkit offers a complete...

    Published March 2nd 2015 by Routledge

  7. Teaching and Learning in the Early Years

    4th Edition

    Edited by David Whitebread, Penny Coltman

    This best-selling text book provides a broad-ranging and up-to-date review of thinking and best practice within nursery and infant education. Written around the basic truth that an effective early years curriculum must start with the children, their needs and their potential, the contributors to...

    Published February 17th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Learning from Picturebooks

    Perspectives from child development and literacy studies

    Edited by Bettina Kümmerling-Meibauer, Jörg Meibauer, Kerstin Nachtigäller, Katharina J. Rohlfing

    Series: Explorations in Developmental Psychology

    Picturebooks, understood as a series of meaningful text-picture relations, are increasingly acknowledged as an autonomous sub-genre of children’s literature. Being highly complex aesthetic products, their use is deeply embedded in specific situations of joint attention between a caregiver and a...

    Published February 16th 2015 by Routledge

  9. Musical Childhoods

    Explorations in the pre-school years

    By Berenice Nyland, Aleksandra Acker, Jill Ferris, Jan Deans

    Musical Childhoods is a culmination of more than a decade of research driven by the fact that music has been neglected in early childhood programs in favour of literacy and numeracy. Recent research has identified a connection between academic performance and musical programs and this has...

    Published January 25th 2015 by Routledge

  10. iPads in the Early Years

    Developing literacy and creativity

    By Michael Dezuanni, Karen Dooley, Sandra Gattenhof, Linda Knight

    Series: Routledge Research in Early Childhood Education

    Digital devices, such as smart phones and tablet computers, are becoming commonplace in young children’s lives for play, entertainment, learning and communication. Recently, there has been a great deal of focus on the educational potential of these devices in both formal and informal educational...

    Published January 25th 2015 by Routledge