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Pre-school & kindergarten books

See below for a selection of the latest books from Pre-school & kindergarten category. Presented with a red border are the Pre-school & kindergarten books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading.

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Educational Journeys, Struggles and Ethnic Identity The Impact of State Schooling on Muslim Hui in Rural China by Xinyi Wu Educational Journeys, Struggles and Ethnic Identity The Impact of State Schooling on Muslim Hui in Rural China

This book examines how state schooling in China has economically, culturally, and ideologically had an impact on and gradually transformed a traditional Muslim Hui village in rural Northwestern China. By discussing the interpretation and appropriation of dominant educational discourse of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 23/09/2017

The Philosophy and Practice of Outstanding Early Years Provision by Pat Beckley The Philosophy and Practice of Outstanding Early Years Provision

This guide provides the philosophical and theoretical foundations for outstanding Early Years practice. With contributions from a group of leading Early Years professionals, it draws on their range of backgrounds and expertise to support reflection and deepen understandings of the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/09/2017

Professional Development and Quality in Early Childhood Education Comparative European Perspectives by Athanasios Gregoriadis Professional Development and Quality in Early Childhood Education Comparative European Perspectives

This book provides a global overview of developments and discussion around the evaluation of quality of early childhood education environments, and the professional development of early childhood teachers, during the last decade. It reports on the Early Change project, a...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/09/2017

The Philosophy and Practice of Outstanding Early Years Provision by Pat Beckley The Philosophy and Practice of Outstanding Early Years Provision

This guide provides the philosophical and theoretical foundations for outstanding Early Years practice. With contributions from a group of leading Early Years professionals, it draws on their range of backgrounds and expertise to support reflection and deepen understandings of the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/09/2017

Making Sense of Neuroscience in the Early Years by Sally Featherstone Making Sense of Neuroscience in the Early Years

Translating research about child neuroscience into practice in education is a daunting prospect for most practitioners. In fact, many see it as fraught with difficulties and risky. However, the importance of this research has never been more important. The context...
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/09/2017

Cognitive Style in Early Education by Olivia N. Saracho Cognitive Style in Early Education

Cognitive style, a psychological construct, characterizes individual differences in styles of perceiving, remembering, thinking and judging. Originally published in 1990, this volume explores important findings emerging from contemporary research on cognitive style in young children and the implications for classroom...
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/09/2017

Preschool IQ Prenatal and Early Developmental Correlates by Sarah H. Broman, Paul L. Nichols Preschool IQ Prenatal and Early Developmental Correlates
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Originally published in 1975, this volume reports a multidisciplinary, longitudinal study of the precursors of intelligence, as measured by Stanford-Binet IQ scores, of 4-year-old children. Over 26, 000 children (more than 12, 000 whites and 14,000 blacks) were followed from...
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/09/2017

Helping Children Learn Contributions to a Cognitive Curriculum by Sara Meadows, Asher Cashdan Helping Children Learn Contributions to a Cognitive Curriculum
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Originally published in 1988, this volume presented a new understanding of how teachers in early childhood education helped children learn. It carefully and critically reviews different teaching approaches, and evaluates two innovatory teaching techniques which were at the focus of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/09/2017

Supporting Children's Creativity Through Music, Dance, Drama and Art Creative Conversations in the Early Years by Fleur Griffiths Supporting Children's Creativity Through Music, Dance, Drama and Art Creative Conversations in the Early Years

First edition published by Routledge 2010 --T.p. verso.
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/09/2017

Visionary Women and Visible Children, England 1900 - 1920 Childhood and the Women's Movement by Berry Mayall Visionary Women and Visible Children, England 1900 - 1920 Childhood and the Women's Movement

This book addresses the inter-linked lives and fortunes of children and women in the first two decades of the twentieth century in England. This was a time of shifts in thinking and practice about children's and women's status, lived lives...
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/09/2017

Supporting Children's Creativity Through Music, Dance, Drama and Art Creative Conversations in the Early Years by Fleur Griffiths Supporting Children's Creativity Through Music, Dance, Drama and Art Creative Conversations in the Early Years

First edition published by Routledge 2010 --T.p. verso.
Format: Paperback - Released: 18/09/2017

The Beginnings of School Readiness Foundations of the Infant and Toddler Classroom by Sarah Vanover The Beginnings of School Readiness Foundations of the Infant and Toddler Classroom

This book helps infant and toddler caregivers recognize the importance of a high-quality infant and toddler learning environment and learn how they can support children while they acquire essential skills for future success.
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/09/2017

The Beginnings of School Readiness Foundations of the Infant and Toddler Classroom by Sarah Vanover The Beginnings of School Readiness Foundations of the Infant and Toddler Classroom

This book helps infant and toddler caregivers recognize the importance of a high-quality infant and toddler learning environment and learn how they can support children while they acquire essential skills for future success.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/09/2017

Work-based Practice in the Early Years A guide for students by Samantha (University of Huddersfield, UK) McMahon, Mary (University of Huddersfield, UK) Dyer Work-based Practice in the Early Years A guide for students
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Bringing together the essential theory, research and policy with examples from practice, Work-based Practice in the Early Years: A guide for students provides a complete guide to successful work placements for early years students. It makes links to the Occupational...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/09/2017

Work-based Practice in the Early Years A guide for students by Samantha (University of Huddersfield, UK) McMahon, Mary (University of Huddersfield, UK) Dyer Work-based Practice in the Early Years A guide for students
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Bringing together the essential theory, research and policy with examples from practice, Work-based Practice in the Early Years: A guide for students provides a complete guide to successful work placements for early years students. It makes links to the Occupational...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/09/2017

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Mathematics in Early Years Education by Ann Montague-Smith, Tony Cotton, Alice Hansen, Alison J. Price Mathematics in Early Years Education
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This fourth edition of the best-selling Mathematics in Early Years Education provides an accessible introduction to the teaching of mathematics in the early years. Covering all areas of mathematics- number and counting, calculation, pattern, shape, measures and data handling -...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/09/2017

Autoethnography in Early Childhood Education and Care Narrating the Heart of Practice by Elizabeth (University of Sheffield, UK) Henderson Autoethnography in Early Childhood Education and Care Narrating the Heart of Practice
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Autoethnography in Early Childhood Education and Care both embraces and explores autoethnography as a methodology in early childhood settings, subsequently broadening discourses within education research through a series of troubling narratives. It breaks new ground for researchers seeking to use...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/09/2017

Mathematics in Early Years Education by Ann Montague-Smith, Tony Cotton, Alice Hansen, Alison J. Price Mathematics in Early Years Education
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This fourth edition of the best-selling Mathematics in Early Years Education provides an accessible introduction to the teaching of mathematics in the early years. Covering all areas of mathematics- number and counting, calculation, pattern, shape, measures and data handling -...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/09/2017

Screenwise Helping Kids Thrive (and Survive) in Their Digital World by Devorah Heitner Screenwise Helping Kids Thrive (and Survive) in Their Digital World

Screenwise offers a realistic and optimistic perspective on how to thoughtfully guide kids in the digital age. Many parents feel that their kids are addicted, detached, or distracted because of their digital devices. Media expert Devorah Heitner, however, believes that...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

A Practical Guide to Gender Diversity and Sexuality in Early Years by Deborah Price A Practical Guide to Gender Diversity and Sexuality in Early Years

An easy-to-read and practical guide for early years professionals on how to discuss gender diversity and sexuality with very young children, looking at ways to include new practice while extending successful current practice.
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2017

Supporting Early Literacy Development Exploring best practice for 2-3 year olds by Terry Gould Supporting Early Literacy Development Exploring best practice for 2-3 year olds

With two year olds now becoming an established part of the school population in many areas of the UK, it is critically important that those working with these very young children fully understand how literacy can be most successfully approached...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/10/2017

Documentation and Inquiry in the Early Childhood Classroom Research Stories from Urban Centers and Schools by Daniel R. Meier Documentation and Inquiry in the Early Childhood Classroom Research Stories from Urban Centers and Schools

Documentation and Inquiry in the Early Childhood Classroom explores teacher inquiry, reflection, and research and the documentation of these processes within a variety of school sites and models. Compiling underrepresented inquiry stories from practicing teachers and administrators in early childhood...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/10/2017

Documentation and Inquiry in the Early Childhood Classroom Research Stories from Urban Centers and Schools by Daniel R. Meier Documentation and Inquiry in the Early Childhood Classroom Research Stories from Urban Centers and Schools

Documentation and Inquiry in the Early Childhood Classroom explores teacher inquiry, reflection, and research and the documentation of these processes within a variety of school sites and models. Compiling underrepresented inquiry stories from practicing teachers and administrators in early childhood...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/10/2017

Early Childhood Care and Education for Sustainability International Perspectives by Valerie Huggins Early Childhood Care and Education for Sustainability International Perspectives

This innovative and timely book explores issues and concerns surrounding Education for Sustainable Development in early childhood, providing a range of perspectives on how we can live and promote more healthy, just and sustainable lives. It examines the professional responsibility...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/10/2017

Early Childhood Care and Education for Sustainability International perspectives by Valerie (University of Plymouth, UK) Huggins Early Childhood Care and Education for Sustainability International perspectives
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This innovative and timely book explores issues and concerns surrounding Education for Sustainable Development in early childhood, providing a range of perspectives on how we can live and promote more healthy, just and sustainable lives. It examines the professional responsibility...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/10/2017

Understanding Transitions in the Early Years Supporting Change Through Attachment and Resilience by Anne O'Connor Understanding Transitions in the Early Years Supporting Change Through Attachment and Resilience

There are many transitions that children experience before they are five, including the first major transition from home to an early years setting. Successive changes can have a serious impact on young children and stress, separation and insecure attachments can...
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/10/2017

Understanding Transitions in the Early Years Supporting Change Through Attachment and Resilience by Anne (Early Years Consultant UK) O'Connor Understanding Transitions in the Early Years Supporting Change Through Attachment and Resilience

There are many transitions that children experience before they are five, including the first major transition from home to an early years setting. Successive changes can have a serious impact on young children and stress, separation and insecure attachments can...
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/10/2017

BTEC Level 2 Technical Certificate in Recreation Assistants Learner Handbook (print) by Katherine Howard, Alex Sergison, Matthew Fleet BTEC Level 2 Technical Certificate in Recreation Assistants Learner Handbook (print)
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Format: Paperback - Released: 10/10/2017

Young People's Literacies in the Digital Age Continuities, Conflicts and Contradictions in Practice by Luci Pangrazio Young People's Literacies in the Digital Age Continuities, Conflicts and Contradictions in Practice

This book explores the influence of the coded architectures of digital platforms, together with the social factors in which digital practices are embedded, to map out the complex ways that young people experience the digital context. Focusing on the notion...
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/10/2017

Young People's Literacies in the Digital Age Continuities, Conflicts and Contradictions in Practice by Luci Pangrazio Young People's Literacies in the Digital Age Continuities, Conflicts and Contradictions in Practice

This book explores the influence of the coded architectures of digital platforms, together with the social factors in which digital practices are embedded, to map out the complex ways that young people experience the digital context. Focusing on the notion...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/10/2017

Other books in this genre

Coding as a Playground Programming and Computational Thinking in the Early Childhood Classroom by Marina Bers Coding as a Playground Programming and Computational Thinking in the Early Childhood Classroom

Coding as a Playground is the first book to focus on how young children (ages 7 and under) can engage in computational thinking and be taught to become computer programmers, and how that process can increase both their cognitive and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 24/08/2017

Coding as a Playground Programming and Computational Thinking in the Early Childhood Classroom by Marina Bers Coding as a Playground Programming and Computational Thinking in the Early Childhood Classroom

Coding as a Playground is the first book to focus on how young children (ages 7 and under) can engage in computational thinking and be taught to become computer programmers, and how that process can increase both their cognitive and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/08/2017

Childhood Today by Alex Owen Childhood Today

Taking a multidisciplinary approach, this book explores what it means to be a 21st century child. Enduring topics as well as new concepts of childhood are unpicked to see how they influence practice, policy and education in an ever changing...
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/08/2017

Childhood Today by Alex Owen Childhood Today

Taking a multidisciplinary approach, this book explores what it means to be a 21st century child. Enduring topics as well as new concepts of childhood are unpicked to see how they influence practice, policy and education in an ever changing...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/08/2017

Understanding Sustainability in Early Childhood Education Case Studies and Approaches from Across the UK by Diane Boyd Understanding Sustainability in Early Childhood Education Case Studies and Approaches from Across the UK

This unique book explores research related to education for sustainability within early childhood education in the United Kingdom. Divided into the four Home Nations, it examines what education for sustainability looks like in practice, discusses the different application and positions...
Format: Paperback - Released: 18/08/2017

Thinking About Literacy Young Children and Their Language by Fred Sedgwick Thinking About Literacy Young Children and Their Language

Thinking About Literacy discusses the literacy of children in the infant years. The author takes the view that the child is an active learner when he/she arrives in school, and that it is the school's job to build on what...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/08/2017

Senior Management Teams in Primary Schools by Lynda Huckman Senior Management Teams in Primary Schools

Recent years have seen dramatic developments in the way schools are structured and much greater emphasis placed on managing your school effectively. Every education professional knows how demanding these new methods can be, but they can also reinforce a sense...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/08/2017

Developing Young Children's Mathematical Learning Outdoors Linking Pedagogy and Practice by Lynda (Director and Senior Partner at Lynda Keith Education, UK) Keith Developing Young Children's Mathematical Learning Outdoors Linking Pedagogy and Practice
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Developing Young Children's Mathematical Learning Outdoors provides detailed guidance and practical advice on planning mathematical experiences for young children outdoors. By examining the key features of a mathematically rich outdoor environment, it illustrates how this can motivate children in leading...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/08/2017

More than Magnets, Standards Edition Science Activities for Preschool and Kindergarten by Sally Moomaw, Brenda Hieronymus More than Magnets, Standards Edition Science Activities for Preschool and Kindergarten
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Take the uncertainty out of teaching science to young children with this comprehensive curriculum framework that aligns with early learning standards. Enjoy over 100 interactive activities guaranteed to encourage children to explore the wonders of their world. Each activity includes...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/08/2017

Developing Young Children's Mathematical Learning Outdoors Linking Pedagogy and Practice by Lynda Keith Developing Young Children's Mathematical Learning Outdoors Linking Pedagogy and Practice

Developing Young Children's Mathematical Learning Outdoors provides detailed guidance and practical advice on planning mathematical experiences for young children outdoors. By examining the key features of a mathematically rich outdoor environment, it illustrates how this can motivate children in leading...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/08/2017

The Self-Monitoring Primary School by Cyril Poster The Self-Monitoring Primary School

This book is a practical guide to help primary school staff initiate, or further develop monitoring procedures for both the school curriculum and management. It shows how all members of staff can be involved in monitoring so that it becomes...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/08/2017

The Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator's Handbook A Guide for Implementing the Code of Practice by Gregan Davies The Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator's Handbook A Guide for Implementing the Code of Practice

In September 1994, the Code of Practice on the Identification and Assessment of Special Educational Needs came into force, and with it a major increase in the expectations placed on teachers in mainstream schools, in particular on the SEN coordinators....
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/08/2017

The Early Years Professional's Complete Companion by Pam Jarvis The Early Years Professional's Complete Companion

Fully updated to reflect the changes to the Early Years Professional Status (EYPS) qualification, this second edition remains the essential handbook to support all those considering or working towards EYPS and on whichever pathway they embark. Organised into three parts,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/08/2017

BTEC Level 2 Technical Diploma Children's Play, Learning and Development Early Years Assistant Learner Handbook with ActiveBook by Louise Burnham, Sharina Forbes, Katherine Stapleton, Denise Tolhurst BTEC Level 2 Technical Diploma Children's Play, Learning and Development Early Years Assistant Learner Handbook with ActiveBook
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Packed with practical activities and planning support to help you deliver these exciting new qualifications.A complete unit-by-unit course companion for learners.Helps prepare learners for specific job roles.Includes 'Hands on' and 'Ready for Work?' features to develop practical skills.Assessment practice activities...
Format: Mixed media product - Released: 10/08/2017

50 Fantastic Ideas for Treasure Baskets by Sue Gascoyne 50 Fantastic Ideas for Treasure Baskets

A quality well-made treasure basket offers children a wealth of exploration, play and learning opportunities that are not only great fun, but also match the requirements of the EYFS framework. Drawing on her years of experience and extensive knowledge of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/08/2017

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