This book has been written to clarify the strategies that are available to practitioners to enable them to plan effective child centred experiences. The book explores how to use Talking and Thinking Floorbooks and the ways in which we can consult children in all areas of play. Introduction by Claire Warden: All of the documents that we use in early education across the UK talk about the issues that are going to be explored in this book. Areas covered include 'childe centred planning', 'autonomy', 'citizenship', 'building on what they know', 'greater involvement in planning' and motivation. It would appear, from the training across the United Kingdom, that people are aware of what they want to do, but lack a clear methodology to achieve it. The Talking and Thinking FloorbookA' has been adopted by many centre to support child initiated planning. They are being used in Primary one and two classrooms to develop thinking skills.