The Planning for Learning series is a series of topic books written around the Early Years Foundation Stage (2007) designed to make planning easy. This book takes you through six weeks of activities on the theme of numbers. Each activity is linked to a specific Early Learning Goal, and the book contains a skills overview so that practitioners can keep track of which areas of learning and development they are promoting. This book also includes a photocopiable page to give to parents with ideas for them to get involved with their children's topic, as well as ideas for bringing the six weeks of learning together.
The weekly themes in this book include: finding numbers outdoors, musical numbers, cooking with numbers, arty numbers, shopping with numbers, and we love numbers. This book is a great way to bring numbers and early problem solving and numeracy skills into all areas of the curriculum so children learn about them in a fun and unpressured way.
"To say it is amazing is an understatement. I opened it up and...the EYFS was simple!" Ann Glover, Chair, Bromley Childminder's Association
"I love the emphasis on flexible planning and also the very helpful resource sheets. I would definitely recommend this book as numeracy is an area that can be neglected in some early years settings- this book gave us new inspiration." Teri Steed, Nursery Manager, Bright Horizons Nursery, Bournemouth University