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  1. Core reading 1 item
    1. Contemporary issues in the early years 2014

      Book Core Text Chapters13, 14 and 16 are especially relevant to this module

  2. Indicative reading 33 items
    1. Observing Harry: child development and learning 0-5 - Arnold, Cath, ebrary, Inc c2003 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Reading This is a really useful book to help you with holistic observations, and with understanding what you have observed

    2. The developing child in the 21st century: a global perspective on child development - Sandra Smidt 2013 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Reading Read Chapter 2 (pp16 - 29) The Child as Meaning Maker to understand Piaget. Chapter 3 (pp30 - 43) The Child as Social Constructor will help with Vygotsky

    3. Childhood in society for early childhood studies - Rory McDowall Clark 2010 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Reading Chapter 1 The Context of Childhood explains the theories of Bronfenbrenner

    4. Theories of childhood: an introduction to Dewey, Montessori, Erikson, Piaget, and Vygotsky - Carol Garhart Mooney 2013 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Reading Some very useful chapters on key theorists

    5. Theories of attachment: an introduction to Bowlby, Ainsworth, Gerber, Brazelton, Kennell, and Klaus - Carol Garhart Mooney 2010 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Reading A really useful chapter on Bowlby

    6. Child-initiated play and learning: planning for possibilities in the early years 2017 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Reading Read Chapter 6 Play as a Space for Possibilities

    7. Engaging play - Liz Brooker, Susan Edwards 2010 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Reading

    8. Sensory integration and the child: understanding hidden sensory challenges - Ayres, A. Jean, Robbins, Jeff, Pediatric Therapy Network c2005

      Book Recommended Reading

    9. Cultivating creativity: for babies, toddlers and young children - Tina Bruce c2011 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Reading

    10. Early childhood: a guide for students - Bruce, Tina 2010

      Book Core Text This is a good all-round introduction to the module content

    11. Children's minds - Margaret Donaldson 2006

      Book Recommended Reading

    12. Young children's personal, social and emotional development - Marion Dowling 2014

      Book Recommended Reading

    13. Boys and girls come out to play: not better or worse, just different - Bayley, Ros, Featherstone, Sally 2009

      Book Recommended Reading

    14. Moving on to key stage 1: improving transition from the early years foundation stage - Julie Fisher, ebrary, Inc 2010 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Reading

    15. People under three: young people in day care - Elinor Goldschmied, Sonia Jackson 2004

      Book Recommended Reading

    16. The excellence of play - Janet Moyles 2014 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Reading

    17. The social baby: understanding babies' communication from birth - Murray, Lynne, Andrews, Liz, Parish, Sue 2005

      Book Recommended Reading

    18. Threads of thinking: schemas and young children's learning - Cathy Nutbrown 2011

      Book Recommended Reading

    19. Understanding the Reggio approach: early years education in practice - Linda Thornton, Pat Brunton 2015 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Reading

    20. Playing outdoors: spaces and places, risk and challenge - Tovey, Helen, 2007 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Reading

    21. Mathematics through play in the early years - Kate Tucker 2014

      Book Recommended Reading

    22. Involving parents in their children's learning: a knowledge-sharing approach - Margy Whalley, Pen Green Centre (Corby, England) 2017

      Book Recommended Reading

    23. Outdoor provision in the early years - Jan White 2011 (electronic resource)

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    24. Supporting language and literacy development in the early years - Marian R. Whitehead, ebrary, Inc 2009 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Reading

    25. Counselling children: a practical introduction - Kathryn Geldard, David Geldard, Rebecca Yin Foo 2013

      Book Recommended Reading

    26. Why love matters: how affection shapes a baby's brain - Sue Gerhardt 2014 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Reading

    27. Understanding the Te Whariki approach: early years education in practice - Wendy Lee, Wendy Lee 2013 (electronic resource)

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    28. Developing High Quality Observation, Assessment and Planning in the Early Years: Made to measure - Lisa Sancisi, Margaret Edgington 2015 (electronic resource)

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    29. Introducing Dialogic Pedagogy: Provocations for the Early Years - E. Jayne White 2015 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Reading

  3. Key Chapters 7 items
    1. Chapter 5 Dispositions for learning - Marion Dowling

      Chapter Recommended Reading

    2. Working in Partnership - Ioanna Palaiologou

      Chapter Recommended Reading

    3. Observing and assessing young children - Mary Jane Drummond, Cathy Nutbrown

      Chapter Recommended Reading

    4. Supporting language and literacy development in the early years - Marian R. Whitehead, ebrary, Inc 2009 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Reading Please read Chapter One of this eBook, "Great communicators".

  4. Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) 0 items
  5. Links to useful websites 0 items
    1. http://www.thecommunicationtrust.org.uk/ 0 items
      Some useful resources here under the Early Years tab