This fully-updated edition offers hundreds of practical hints and tips for implementing brain-based learning in early years settings for practitioners, students and parents. In this new edition of a popular resource, the authors combine their knowledge and experience to provide a wealth of practical suggestions on how to implement brain-based learning techniques in early years settings. This practical resource includes ways to promote self-esteem and emotional intelligence; ideas for teaching through play, music and movement; activities for circle time; and, advice on managing behaviour positively and fostering relationships with parents and carers. Case studies from a range of settings provide insights into using brain-based techniques to enrich the learning experience of young children. This resource book can be used independently or as a companion to the more theoretical "The Thinking Child". Handy margin references direct practitioners to the appropriate pages of the sister book should the reader wish to learn more about the theory and research behind the practical suggestions.
An indispensable resource for early years practitioners of all settings, this book will also appeal to trainee teachers and parents.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 176
Weight: 522 g
Dimensions: 297 x 210 x 15 mm
Edition: 2nd ed.
Many of the ideas and suggestions in the book can be used to support approaches and ways of working that are used in a wide variety of different early years settings.--Early Years Update
An extremely practical, accessible guide to putting brain-based research into action in foundation stage settings. Children taught like this will be at a huge advantage in the acquisition of literacy skills... indeed, in all their learning.--Sue Palmer, Literacy Specialist
"These are by no means tick lists, but thought-provoking ideas that will move practitioners on in terms of fun, creativity and innovation... It is an indispensable resource that no practitioner, or those in training, should be without."--Sanford Lakoff