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Picture of the product365 Days of Play
365 Days of Play

Alistair Bryce-Clegg

Thoughtfully curated by bestselling author and early years consultant Alistair Bryce-Clegg, this beautiful Pinterest-worthy book is brimming with 365 days worth of inspiration for early years practitioners. He draws on quotes, images, the thoughts of education and child development thinkers and the work of contemporary practitioners to create a picture of children's play today.
Whether it's sitting down with your morning cup of coffee or as you wind down for the day, this beautifully designed full colour book is here to motivate and inspire you and your practice all year through.

Published: 3rd April 2020
ISBN: 9781526464484
Number Of Pages: 408

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Picture of the productA Guide to Early Years and Primary Teaching
by Dominic Wyse and Sue Rogers

How do people become effective teachers? This is the textbook students need to support them on this journey, no matter their training route or whether primary or early years in focus. Through a unique pairing of academic research and teaching expertise, each chapter is collaboratively authored by an academic specialist and an experienced practitioner to provide a realistic and practical view of teaching children from years 3 - 11.

The book combines all the major topics, theories and research students need to know, along with up-to-date policy and legislation. Inventive and practical learning aids and carefully crafted online resources will help readers to: Understand: helpful learning aims at the beginning and summaries at the end of every chapter guide students through each topic Apply: Spotlight on Practice features highlight real teaching examples, Putting it into Practice features provide advice on how key concepts can be employed in real life whilst classroom activities on the website provide further ideas for teaching Reflect on key concepts, as well as your own practice and values, through the refection points and author podcasts on the website outlining key issues to stimulate critical thinking

Go further with informative annotated further reading at the end of every chapter, links to relevant websites integrated throughout, and carefully selected SAGE journal articles freely available on the website An essential textbook for use across all your primary and early years teaching courses - whether students are training to be lower/upper primary school teachers or early years practitioners, including those on undergraduate or postgraduate teacher training courses and employment-based routes.

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Picture of the productAdvocacy for Early Childhood Educators
Advocacy for Early Childhood Educators :
Speaking Up for Your Students, Your Colleagues, and Yourself

Colleen Schmit

Become a better advocate—for your students, for your coworkers, and for yourself—with the valuable strategies in this accessible guidebook. Written with a candid and humorous style, this tool kit reinforces why effective early childhood education matters and the positive impact an effective advocate can have on a child’s classroom experience.

Chapters explore how to explain and support best practices, build relationships with students and families, speak up for English language learners and students with exceptionalities, reduce coworker conflict and negativity, and reach out for the help you need.

Equipping readers with practical takeaways and everyday examples of what advocacy in early childhood education actually looks like, Advocacy for Early Childhood Educators is perfect for teachers, coaches, and anyone seeking effective strategies to become a relentless advocate for their students, for each other, and for themselves.

Published: 6th May 2020
ISBN: 9780367343934
Number Of Pages: 176

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Picture of the productAll of Us
All of Us

Jackie French Virginia Hooker
Illustrated by Mark Wilson

Join two children as they journey through the history of Southeast Asia - the fascinating lands linked to each other and Australia by the seas and monsoon winds. Share with them the discovery of a world filled with traders, adventurers and conquerors, the struggles for independence they witness, and the exciting arrival of the new millennium with its hopes and challenges.
This is a story that started 200,000,000 years ago - a history that includes all of us.

Written by former Australian Children's Laureate Jackie French and social historian Emeritus Professor Virginia Hooker, this fascinating book has been exquisitely illustrated by award-winning artist Mark Wilson.

A beautifully illustrated book that will engage both children and adults alike and provides insights into the intriguing region of Southeast Asia.

Published23 / 09 / 2019

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Picture of the productAnti-Bias Education in the Early Childhood Classroom
Anti-Bias Education in the Early Childhood Classroom
By Katie Kissinger

Anti-Bias Education in the Early Childhood Classroom provides a useful, clearly outlined guide for implementing anti-bias and anti-oppression practices in early childhood education settings. Throughout the book, you’ll find:

Stories from the field
Strategies for keeping teaching practices in touch with growing social justice movements
Tasks and questions to spark your professional growth in this important area

Katie Kissinger uses her personal experience as a longtime educator to highlight both the challenges and the potential for transformative learning in the anti-bias classroom, and gives other teachers the tools they need to create classrooms that welcome all students and families.

180 pages | PBK

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Picture of the productBegin End Begin : A #LoveOZYA Anthology
Begin End Begin : A #LoveOZYA Anthology

Amie Kaufman Melissa Keil Will Kostakis Ellie Marney Jaclyn Moriarty Michael Pryor Alice Pung Gabrielle Tozer Lili Wilkinson
Edited by Danielle Binks

Bestsellers. Award-winners. Superstars.

This anthology has them all.

With brilliantly entertaining short stories from beloved young adult authors Amie Kaufman, Melissa Keil, Will Kostakis, Ellie Marney, Jaclyn Moriarty, Michael Pryor, Alice Pung, Gabrielle Tozer, Lili Wilkinson and Danielle Binks, this all-new collection will show the world exactly how much there is to love about Aussie YA.

Harnessing the power of the #LoveOzYA social media movement, this anthology features incredible short stories from ten beloved Australian YA authors.

Winner - 2018 Australian Book Industry Awards (Older Children)

Shortlisted - 2018 Inky Awards

Shortlisted - 2017 Aurealis Awards (Best Young Adult Short Story): One Small Step by Amie Kaufman, I Can See the Ending by Will Kostakis, Competition Entry #349 by Jaclyn Moriarty, First Casualty by Michael Pryor and Oona Underground by Lili Wilkinson

Shortlisted - 2017 Aurealis Awards (Best Fantasy Short Story): Oona Underground by Lili Wilkinson

Shortlisted - 2017 Aurealis Awards (Best Science Fiction Short Story): One Small Step by Amie Kaufman

Shortlisted - 2017 Aurealis Awards (Best Science Fiction Novella): I Can See the Ending by Will Kostakis

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Picture of the productBuilding Knowledge in Early Childhood Education
Building Knowledge in Early Childhood Education: Young Children Are Researchers

by Jane Murray

A focal point of early childhood education is how young children build knowledge and the ways that practitioners, parents and carers can help them to do so. Many adults find it challenging to identify what knowledge young children are building and how they do so, making it difficult to support young children’s learning and development in the most effective ways. This essential guide will help you to identify and develop young children’s knowledge and understanding in early years settings, not only in terms of statutory requirements but far beyond them.

Building Knowledge in Early Childhood Education draws on empirical research findings from the Young Children As Researchers (YCAR) project to examine everyday activities and reveal the means that young children use to build knowledge and understanding, as well as exploring the similarities between learning behaviours in early childhood and adult life.

Interweaving everyday activities in practice with research and theory, this book covers:

how young children construct knowledge;
learning, problem-solving and exploring;
concepts and conceptualising in early childhood;
evidence-based decision-making;
how young children behave as researchers.

Offering practical advice and suggestions to create opportunities that identify and facilitate young children’s own constructions of knowledge and understanding, this book is essential reading for practitioners, students and all those interested in the theories surrounding young children as researchers.

Number Of Pages: 184
Published: 1st December 2016

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Picture of the productBuilding Positive Momentum for Positive Behavior in Young Ch
Building Positive Momentum for Positive Behavior in Young Children: Strategies for Success in School and Beyond

by Lisa Rogers

Providing practical solutions to common behavioral problems, this book shows how to use the positive momentum approach to encourage long-term positive behaviour among children aged 3-9.

Covering issues such as what to do when a child avoids doing work, when they engage in rough play, and when they won't stay in their seat, this book includes targeted behavioral strategies that start with the underlying foundations of behaviour and result in lasting positive change.

Through real life examples, the book shows how educators can be role models for children, and how school staff can collaborate with families for success beyond the classroom. The book also includes information specific to working with children with special needs. Accompanying behaviour charts and goal mapping resources are available to download to help with tracking a child's progress.

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Picture of the productCalling All Superheroes
Calling All Superheroes: Supporting and Developing Superhero Play in the Early Years

By Tamsin Grimmer
Copyright Year 2020

Calling All Superheroes highlights the enormous potential of superhero play in supporting learning and development in early childhood. Using examples from practice, it provides guidance on how to effectively manage and implement superhero play and set appropriate boundaries in early years settings and schools.

Illustrated with engaging photographs and case studies, the book gives ideas about how superhero play can be used to promote positive values and teach children essential life skills. Offering practical strategies and questions for reflection designed to facilitate further development, chapters address important topics and challenges such as:

Child development, the characteristics of effective learning and the benefits of superhero play, including making sense of right and wrong and increasing moral awareness

How to broach difficult themes like death, killing, weapons, aggressive play and gender-related issues

Supporting children to recognise everyday heroes and how to find heroic abilities within themselves

The role of the adults in managing superhero play, engaging parents and creating effective learning environments

Written by a leading expert with 20 years’ experience in the early years sector, this book is an essential resource for early years teachers, practitioners and anyone with a key interest in young children’s education and learning.

Table of Contents

About the Author


1. “I can fly like Superman!”
The importance of fantasy play in child development

2. “I’m going to make a gun!”
Exploring aggression and violent play

3. “I’m gonna kill you.. you’re dead!”
Dealing with notions of killing and death

4. “Boys will be boys!”
Is superhero play a question of gender?

5. “Superheroes? British Values?”
British Values and early years provision
Dr Kay Mathieson

6. “My dad is my hero!”
Exploring the real heroes in our lives

7. “Where’s my cape?”
Creating a super learning environment!

8. “Freddy’s gonna ‘get’ you!”
Effectively managing superhero play

9. “He practically lives in his Spiderman costume at home…”
Engaging with parents about superhero play

10. “To infinity and beyond!”
Encourage your children to find their super powers!

Concluding remarks

ISBN 9781138556973
Published October 8, 2019 by Routledge
211 Pages 70 Color Illustrations

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Picture of the productCan I Go and Play Now?
Can I Go and Play Now?: Rethinking the Early Years
by Greg Bottrill

Is it time to re-think continuous practice in the early years?

The world of education is an amazing and rewarding world to be in, but there is a sense among many that work within it that there is something not quite right, that all is not well.

In this book, Greg Bottrill explores how he ensures that, in his Early Years setting, continuous provision enables children. He shares his Early Years pedagogy through the '3Ms' and explains how to apply these in the classroom. Greg also explores the definition of play - what it is and what it isn't - and the challenging role of the Early Years teacher.

This book shares good practice in:
early reading and the joy of reading
early writing development
boys writing
the nature of outdoor play and how to make this truly ‘outdoor'
the role of parents in child development
mathematics in play
when and how to do intervention work with children
how to get Headteachers and centre managers on board

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