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'This is a timely new book, which a wide range of early years practitioners will find accessible. I strongly support its principled focus on working collaboratively with families, the way it values children’s experiences, and its practical suggestions for developing high-quality, manageable systems to record assessments. I look forward to using this book with newly-qualified and more experienced staff.'
The Froebel Trust warmly welcomes the publication of “Observing Young Children”. Admirably clear and eminently practical, the book is under-pinned and suffused with Froebel’s principles and demonstrates their application to the central skill of observation to the benefit of both practitioners and parents.
Good structure including visuals, milestones, links to EYFS and examples of different observational methods.
Links well to course content
an excellent book for Higher level students.This book has all the relevant information related to observing children in an early years setting.
A useful guide for H.E. students who are new to the sector, as well as a higher level refresher for those already qualified.
The script is easy to navigate with good practical examples to support understanding. A good theory base supports learner understanding of different types of observation.
A very useful text for addressing the importance of observation, and examining 'what' observation is all about. The case studies are really useful in assessing what can be achieved from observations, and it aids the necessity of presenting observational evidence to monitor learning and progress.
Excellent, comprehensive, contemporary and accessible, a great resource.
An excellent resource to compliment Foundation Degree childcare programmes, that looks at the importance of observing young children and the different ways assessments can be done to inform future practice.
Very practically based with examples from different settings- this will support students to critically analyse their own practices.
Useful book for a wide range of early years courses.
This is a valuable text book for Foundation Degree in Early Years Students to use in Module 3 The Developing Child. It is easy to read, very informative and has some good case studies, visual aids and strategies that can be used when observing a child.
A very helpful book for early years practitioners who want to step up their assessment practices.
Excellent resource to support units for the HND course focussing on the value of using a range of observation techniques.
The students made good use of this book during their research.
This book is essential for the level 3 EYE course as it has all the relevant information related to observing children in an early years setting. The book is designed at a good level and links made to EYFS very well.
This book is a really good read, very infomative with interesting chapters covering a variety of topics relating to observations.
Great text - easy to follow for students from level 4 to level 6. Critical learning activities are valuable and support the links between the practice and the theory.
a little complex for some levels, but a useful supplementary book
useful guide for students studying child observation. Clear explanations of methods and links to relevant theories.
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