Working with the Under Threes: Responding to Children's Needs
Working with the Under-threes: Responding to Children's Needs focuses upon ways in which researchers, parents and practitioners seek to meet the diverse needs of young children in specific ways. Important questions are raised with regard to children's rights and entitlement, and ways in which early interactions with people, environment, culture, curriculum and context help to shape the educational lives of children under 3.
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Series introduction why focus on the underthrees?
Chapter 1 Its not nursery but its not just being at home a parent and childminder working together
Chapter 2 The child should feel good enough nurturing a sense of self in young children
reading and writing with young children
Chapter 4 Why dyou speak funny? supporting all children learning to talk and talking to learn
Chapter 5 Couldnt put Dumpy together again the significance of repetition and routine in young childrens language development
Chapter 6 Its a princess fostering creative and aesthetic development in young children
Chapter 7 Whats it all about? how introducing heuristic play has affected provision for the underthrees in one day nursery
Chapter 8 You really understand what Im saying dont you? partnership with parents of children with special needs
Chapter 9 I listened carefully to the way children were spoken to equality and the underthrees
Concluding thoughts drawing the threads together
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