If you are interested in how to create more enriching, playful, movement experiences with young children, this book will show you how! The book is a must for all those interested in promoting physical development in the early years, it is practical but underpinned by helpful theory including the links between physicality and later academic success. The authors are able to draw on their vast collective experiences and provide an evidence-based resource that I would highly recommend to all early childhood educators; including those in early primary schools.
This book is going to be very influential and will be a seminal text for all practitioners and students wanting to hone their knowledge about how children think and learn best.
Links well to Play and SEND modules with practical ideas and discussions around different perspectives on 'risky' play
Clearly laid out with practical as well as theoretical sections, this book is a must for students and practitioners alike. Through validating current practices and suggesting ideas for new activities and ways of working, this text is sure to become a well-thumbed favourite.
Sally Tazewell, Lecture in Early Years and Early Childhood Studies, University Centre Weston
Used to plan and deliver for level 3 students. A good source of information.
A good base for students to begin to study physical development from. The photographs were particularly helpful - especially for those students who have not yet been in a setting - to give idea of how to promote physical development
A useful text that I will be adding to our reading list. Foundation degree students may find the sections on play-based curricula relating to ages and stages particularly informative. Photography usefully indicates where module content, such as the development of proprioceptive systems, can be observed in settings -- a valuable link between theory and practice.
This is a timely and important resource that finally explains fully the importance of physical development, and the link between movement, cognition and physical development. It is an absolutely essential text for early years students, which is firmly grounded in up to date research. Highly recommended.
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