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Journals from Routledge

We have a number of journals covering Literacy and Technology, Language and Literacy, plus Early Years Education, for more information on our journals visit

Early Years Sector

 Routledge are working in partnership with the National Literacy Trust to created motivated and confident readers. The work of the National Literacy Trust reflects Routledge Education's dedication to the enrichment of learning in the UK and around the World. From early years education through to lifelong learning, our books, journals, eProducts and teaching resources provide a high quality and dependable material that any teacher, reseacher or student can rely upon.

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  1. Introducing Bruner

    A Guide for Practitioners and Students in Early Years Education

    By Sandra Smidt

    Sandra Smidt takes the reader on a journey through the key concepts of Jerome Bruner, a significant figure in the field of early education whose work has spanned almost a century. His wide-ranging and innovative principles of early learning and teaching are unpicked here using everyday language and...

    Published March 31st 2011 by Routledge

  2. Talking Beyond the Page

    Reading and Responding to Picturebooks

    Edited by Janet Evans

    Talking Beyond the Page shows how different kinds of picturebooks can be used with children of all ages and highlights the positive educational gains to be made from reading, sharing, talking and writing about picturebooks. With contributions from some of the world's leading experts, chapters in...

    Published March 29th 2009 by Routledge

  3. Teaching and Learning in the Early Years

    3rd Edition

    Edited by David Whitebread, Penny Coltman

    How can we help children to become independent learners? The third edition of this invaluable companion for Early Years practitioners provides a broad-ranging and up-to-date review of current thinking and best practice within Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 education. Based on the basic truth...

    Published January 30th 2008 by Routledge

  4. Creative Teaching: English in the Early Years and Primary Classroom

    By Chris Horner, Victoria Ryf

    Series: Creative Teaching

    Presenting a range of exciting activities that support the development of creative English lessons within the existing structures of the Foundation Curriculum and the National Curriculum, this book: is packed full of interactive and creative teaching strategies provides guidance on assessing...

    Published February 27th 2007 by Routledge

  5. The New Early Years Professional

    Dilemmas and Debates

    Edited by Angela D. Nurse

    Celebrating the spirit and need for increased multi-disciplinary working and co-operation in the care and education of children, this book addresses the emergence of a new type of early years professional. It will support the reader in understanding the background and context to the current...

    Published February 26th 2007 by Routledge

  6. Word Play

    Language Activities for Young Children

    By Sheila Wolfendale, Trevor Bryans

    Series: David Fulton / Nasen

    Strong basic language skills are the foundation on which successful future learning is built. Written by veteran SEN authors Sheila Wolfendale and Trevor Bryans, Word Play provides practitioners and parents with a range of fun activities, word games, story and drama exercises that can be used to...

    Published June 30th 2006 by David Fulton Publishers

  7. Sound Beginnings

    Learning and Development in the Early Years

    By Pamela May, Erica Ashford, Gillian Bottle

    By celebrating the spirit and principles that are enshrined in the Curriculum Guidance for the Foundation Stage (DfES, 2000), this book describes how children learn and develop best in good Early Years practice. It encourages the practitioner to take a step back from their day-to-day routines and...

    Published June 29th 2006 by David Fulton Publishers