Play and Practice in the Early Years Foundation Stage
- Natalie Canning - The Open University
Children's Play | Early Childhood Education
Organized into four sections that mirror the EYFS, this book takes you through the curriculum framework demonstrating how play underpins each of these principles and is the common thread that links them together.
- celebrating children's play choices
- ways to work with parents
- inspiring environments for inspirational play
- the role of play in supporting key relationships
- creative play for flexible learning
Incorporating the voices of Early Years practitioners, this book takes the unique approach of analysing the academic theory, showing how this can be put into practice and then suggesting activities to facilitate reflective practice and professional development.
Useful to all those studying on any Early Years course, the book is particularly relevant to those leading practice in early years settings and those working towards Early Years Professional Status (EYPS).
'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.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 1: Identifying Unique Qualities in Play