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Creative Development - Supporting Development in the Early Years Foundation Stage (Paperback)
  • Creative Development - Supporting Development in the Early Years Foundation Stage (Paperback)

Creative Development - Supporting Development in the Early Years Foundation Stage (Paperback)

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Paperback 176 Pages / Published: 11/11/2010
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This is a complete guide to supporting physical development in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), promoting a holistic approach and drawing on examples of good practice. "Creative Development" introduces this area of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) to trainee and qualified early years professionals. The creative development of children aged between 0-5 years is introduced within the context of the EYFS. A balanced approach to the Early Learning Goals is encouraged ensuring that key principles of good early years practice are maintained and developed, and the holistic development of the child is promoted. This user-friendly guide will support early years professionals to: reflect on current practice and develop skills; evaluate the implications of research for early years practice and provision; promote interdisciplinary teamwork between those who work with and support young children; meet the diverse needs of children at different developmental stages and ages; and, support children as they move within and beyond the EYFS. This series introduces each of the six areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS): Personal, Social and Emotional Development; Language, Literacy and Communication; Problem Solving, Reasoning and Numeracy; Knowledge and Understanding of the World; Creative Development; and, Physical Development. Each book delivers accessible yet rigorous support for practitioners, whether training or qualified, in developing their professional understanding and practice in each of these Early Learning Goals. Whilst considering each area in turn, the aim throughout the series is to promote the holistic development of the child. Each volume includes: an introduction to the key area; consideration of the development of children in the key area from birth to 3 years; 3 to 5 years; and into 5 to 7 years; consideration of the holistic development of the child and the impact of that development on the key area being discussed; research evidence to support practice; practical examples of good practice; discussions on leadership in the key area; and, support in the development of pedagogical skills and reflective professional practice. In line with the aims of the EYFS, this series will help you in meeting the challenges that come with supporting the different needs of children, working in multi-professional partnerships, balancing the different areas of development, and supporting transitions within and beyond the EYFS.

Publisher: Continuum Publishing Corporation
ISBN: 9781441172228
Number of pages: 176
Weight: 299 g
Dimensions: 244 x 169 x 15 mm

'This commendably practical guide will be valuable for practitioners at different career stages who are keen to support young children's creative development. The authors write from strong practical experience, as well as drawing on current theory and research, to provide a comprehensive overview of creative development in the Early Years Foundation Stage, as well as helpful ideas for those working in Key Stage 1 of the National Curriculum.'
Sue Robson, Principal Lecturer and Head of Early Childhood Studies, Roehampton University, UK

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