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Good reading list addition for general reference - easy read for students that struggle with academic texts
I ordered this book after attending a conference at CLPE in which Tina Bruce spoke about developing learning in early childhood.
The text really helps to reinforce the importance of those early years, and the book itself is both an easy and enjoyable, as well as critically informative, read. The content is well laid out and adds relative depth of discussion to the individual topic; the chapter on 'Mind and Brain' is particularly enlightening. Sound examples from practice make this book engaging throughout.
Highly accessible text with relevant case studies. Pleasing to see theory which supports the early year’s practitioner understanding. Good text for level 4 students. Chapter 2 – easy to read information on neuroscience and brain development, clear links made via case studies to show how children learn and develop. I will be recommending this text to my early childhood education students.
I decide not to teach creativity for the coming semester but later on when I offer this course I would definitely to think about using this book as additional book.
Very relevant to teaching assistants.
Tina Bruce is a fantastic author, who always produces well written and accessable reads. this book is a good overview on how adults can support children and encourage their development. good chapters on the importance of play together with theories.
This bbok would be good for level 2 and 3 sudents studying childcare also.
Recommended to students who have found really useful
Excellent resource covering at least 3 units of the new qualification.
Tina Bruce's style aids the learners understanding.
Layout of chapters attractive for the learner. The 'In practice' sections at end of chapters are thought provoking for the learner. The chapters on play are particularly good without overburdening the learner.