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'This book is a well conceived, carefully formulated, coherent and cohesive treatise on different aspects of playful pedagogy. Using the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) as a focus, it challenges practitioners to question the EYFS, but is realistic about the need for practitioners to put play into their practice. Full of useful, practical and theoretical scaffolding for practitioners who want to (and should) play more with children, it covers all the major areas of play' - Professor Emeritus Janet Moyles, Early Years & Play Consultant
Helps the students fully understand the various areas of development and how they interlink with the children's needs.
A very useful book to use for planning my lessons and play and linking it to the EYFS.
a good book with excellent links to EYFS and beyond. practitioners should utilise this book throughout their programme of study.
Great play based approach to linking theory and play. Clear links to the EYFS with easy to refer to pages. The focus is the importance of play which feels as if we have come full circle. Higher level students will still find this book a great read and practically a help with planning.
Case studies help to bring it all together.
A handy all round helpful book
This book is very helpful for those teaching about the EYFS, I would recommend for your centres
Great practical book for incorporating theory into your childcare practice
While this has not been adopted for this current module it has got some interesting case studies and a useful section on enabling environments. This will make it a possible text for other modules.
This text includes a wealth of theoretical perspectives and links with practice. Interesting and thought provoking reading.
Provides clear guidelines on the value of play and will be recommending this book to students studying the CACHE Diploma so that they can complete their externally marked Research Task. Will also be requesting copies for college library.
The book by highly recommended by two of my colleagues. I found the book easy to read. It explains the importance of teaching children through play and it gives explanation of many aspect of the current practice in Early Years.
links to criteria. very informative
Very useful resources for Year 1 studenst how are exploring learning theories and learning opportunities (through play) for young children
This book has been recommend for the level 3 course.
Great resource to use when referring to the EYFS. Especially good for small group work when referring to the EYFS pack.
A good, easy read that covers familiar aspects, easing students in gradually
This book supports the topics of play and learning in Early Years and can be used by all levels and it also refers to practice examples.
I feel it is a book for further reading rather than a 'must' read.
This book will appeal to students as it discusses the imortance of play in the early years through case studies and offering questions to consider. It will encourage students to reflect on their own practice and develop and deepen their own thinking on the value of play in the early years. I also liked the summary after each chapter. I am sure students will find this book a refreshing change and one that they can connect with.
Selected as supplemental because it only covers an aspect of my course and so does not offer students comprehensive coverage of the other concepts covered in the course. However, students are able to select the EYFS and Play as a focus for one of their assignments so I will be recommending this test to those students who are interested in this area.
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