Understanding Children S Books

Author: Prue Goodwin
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 085702955X
Size: 18.68 MB
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Children's books play a vital role in education, and this book helps you to choose books that have the most to offer young children. Each chapter reflects on a different theme or genre and their role in educational settings, and recommends ten 'must reads' within each one. The themes covered include: - books for babies - literature for the very young - narrative fiction - books in translation - poetry - picture books - graphic texts. Early years professionals, childcare professionals and teachers working from nursery to Key Stage 3 will find this book a fascinating and useful resource.

Successful Educators

Author: Nathan Naparstek
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780897899123
Size: 45.54 MB
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There is always a good reason for a student's lack of success in school, and the author's unique four-component model will guide readers to a better understanding of lack of school success and what can be done about it.

Understanding Children S Literature

Author: Peter Hunt
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134186584
Size: 34.79 MB
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Edited by Peter Hunt, a leading figure in the field, this book introduces the study of children’s literature, addressing theoretical questions as well as the most relevant critical approaches to the discipline. The fourteen chapters draw on insights from academic disciplines ranging from cultural and literary studies to education and psychology, and include an essay on what writers for children think about their craft. The result is a fascinating array of perspectives on key topics in children’s literature as well as an introduction to such diverse concerns as literacy, ideology, stylistics, feminism, history, culture and bibliotherapy. An extensive general bibliography is complemented by lists of further reading for each chapter and a glossary defines critical and technical terms, making the book accessible for those coming to the field or to a particular approach for the first time. In this second edition there are four entirely new chapters; contributors have revisited and revised or rewritten seven of the chapters to reflect new thinking, while the remaining three are classic essays, widely acknowledged to be definitive. Understanding Children’s Literature will not only be an invaluable guide for students of literature or education, but it will also inform and enrich the practice of teachers and librarians.

Language Literacy In The Early Years 0 7

Author: Marian R Whitehead
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781446243664
Size: 63.26 MB
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This Fourth Edition of Language and Literacy in the Early Years has been fully revised and updated to reflect current professional interests and the latest developments in the field. The book provides comprehensive coverage of issues in language, literacy and learning, focusing on the age range from birth to seven years. New material covers theory of mind, key persons, and social and emotional dimensions of learning. The author added material on difficulties with language development, phonics and new literacies. Key terms, further reading and a revised layout make the book accessible to students. The author emphasizes the joy and creativity involved in supporting young children's development as speakers, writers and readers. While taking account of current initiatives and programmes, the author supports flexible teaching methods in what is a complex teaching and learning process. The book is fully illustrated with examples and photos from early childhood settings. This book is essential reading for primary and early years students and practitioners in the field of language and literacy including nursery nurses, classroom assistants and foundation stage teachers.

Sexuality And Relationship Education For Children And Adolescents With Autism Spectrum Disorders

Author: Davida Hartman
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 0857007556
Size: 11.75 MB
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Children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) require specialized teaching strategies when learning about puberty, sexuality and relationships. This professional resource offers practical teaching advice geared towards the needs of young people on the autism spectrum. Beginning with information on good practice, policy, teaching methods and recent research, the book then divides into key sex education topics that assist professionals in developing their own individualized and developmentally appropriate curricula. Covering issues of gender, public and private, puberty, hygiene, emotions, sex and more, each topic provides an overview of the difficulties that children with autism might experience, discussion and activity ideas and photocopiable resources including instructional stories, checklists and illustrations. The final section demonstrates how to respond to ongoing patterns of inappropriate behaviour and put together a behaviour plan. Aiming to explain and support the child's developing sexuality while also addressing crucial issues of safety, this book is a much-needed teaching manual for all professionals working with children and young adults with autism including educators in mainstream and special education, psychologists, therapists and social workers.

Teaching Geography Creatively

Author: Stephen Scoffham
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136452222
Size: 71.72 MB
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Teaching Geography Creatively offers an innovative approach to geography education in the primary classroom, and is crammed full of practical approaches for bringing the teaching of geography to life. With ideas for exploring physical geography, human geography and environmental issues, it is a stimulating and enjoyable source of inspiration for all training and experienced teachers. Underpinned by the latest research and theory and with contemporary, cutting-edge practice at the forefront, expert authors from schools and universities explore the inter-relationship between creativity and learning and how creativity can enhance pupils' motivation, self-image and well-being. The importance of equipping children for a rapidly changing environment and the need to place learning in a values context are also stressed. With an emphasis on promoting creativity as a key element to developing young children's knowledge, understanding and enjoyment, Teaching Geography Creatively offers a range of practical strategies to enable teachers to take a fresh approach to geography teaching.

Child Well Being

Author: Colette McAuley
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9780857003935
Size: 71.59 MB
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Child well-being, which covers everything from family relationships to their material well-being, is now increasingly being talked about in policy and practice nationally and internationally. However, a lack of clarity remains about what the idea really means and how it can help children. This book brings together contributions from international experts in order to define child well-being and to further understand how it can improve children's lives. Issues covered include how the idea is being used in government policy and practice in the UK and USA, how children can contribute to the understanding of child well-being, recent advances in the exploration of indicators and measures of well-being, and the importance of context in making comparisons. A concluding chapter explores whether child well-being is a useful concept in understanding children's lives, whether it positively contributes to policy and practice, and the value of international comparisons. This edited collection is essential reading for all those involved in understanding children's lives and who have responsibility for improving them, including practitioners, policymakers, students and academics.

Understanding Children S Behaviour 0 11 Years

Author: Jennie Lindon
Publisher: Hodder Education
ISBN: 1444189433
Size: 49.15 MB
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Praise for the first edition: 'This is a great practical textbook which provides an in-depth exploration of behaviour in a very comprehensive and clear structure. The book is rich in resources, ideas, planning and specialised materials related directly to meaningful theory. A wonderful guide for young inexperienced students as well as experienced practitioners.' Dr Eleni Kanira, Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood, Birmingham City University This book will provide you with a blend of practical ideas and underpinning theory about how children learn patterns of behaving. This book will enable you to consider realistic expectations for different age groups, the likely perspectives of children, and will guide you to deal with children whose behaviour is experienced as challenging. Understanding Children's Behaviour highlights the importance of sustained, personal relationships with children and of effective partnership between the adults in their life. Discussion of both theory and practice focuses on the practitioner's role in supporting the development of pro-social behaviour. This book is part of Jennie Lindon's series 'Linking Theory and Practice' series. The established approach provides accessible descriptions of relevant theory and research, yet links this information closely to best practice with children and their families. The content and style of the series has been developed to support students on Early Childhood degree programmes, Early Years Foundation Degree courses, practitioners working towards Early Years Professional Status and also experienced senior practitioners extending their professional development and that of their team.

A Parents Guide To Understanding Children S Dreams And Nightmares

Author: Recie Saunders
Publisher: Whitaker House
ISBN: 1629119512
Size: 55.99 MB
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“This book will help you value dreams—and maybe set the stage for a child’s receptivity to God’s truths.” --Diane Jackson Wife of John Paul Jackson, founder of Streams Ministries and creator of the TV program Dreams & Mysteries A child with regular nightmares can easily be dismissed by professionals as just overly imaginative or too sensitive. But for any parent at their wits' end over their child's suffering from dreams and nightmares, a deeper understanding is needed. Is it possible that a spiritual dimension is at play? // A Parents' Guide to Understanding Dreams and Nightmares by Recie Saunders offers help to concerned parents. With a clear, easy-to-read style, it is an invaluable resource for all parents who want to help their kids know whether a dream is from God, interpret their nightmares, find security in God’s control, and hear God’s voice in the night season as well as the day. // Drawing on his extensive research on the prophetic, visions, and dreams, Recie differentiates between dreams and visions, provides creative ideas for encouraging kids’ faith, explains lucid dreaming, and lists the most common images and symbols that come through dreams. Throughout this approachable book is Recie’s tender, fatherly passion that the kingdom of heaven belongs to the “little children.” Includes a Dream Dictionary and a Dream Journal.

Understanding Your Child S Puzzling Behavior

Author: Steve Curtis
Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group
ISBN: 1929774664
Size: 16.15 MB
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When should you seek professional help for your child's behavioral, social, or learning challenges? That's never easy to determine, and you may find yourself wondering where to draw the line between "normal" behavior and a disorder that requires professional treatment. Understanding Your Child's Puzzling Behavior is the ultimate resource for learning when to intervene and how to seek further help for a struggling child. Your child may be dealing with school performance issues, anxiety, noncompliance, angry outbursts, or a host of other difficulties. These issues may or may not stem from an actual disorder—and they may even indicate a gifted child. Understanding Your Child's Puzzling Behavior contains exhaustive information on different types of professionals, what they can offer, and when to consult them. In a sequential, step-by-step layout, this book walks parents through the often-complex process of treating your child's problems. You'll learn not to accept any "quick-fix" solutions, but how to holistically assess the condition and determine the nature and root cause of the behavior.