The fully updated edition helps early years practitioners to: understand the distinction in the 2012 revised Early Years Foundation Stage between prime and specific areas of development for two-year olds; explore how the development of young children from vulnerable families may be affected by their experience; and consider key issues in a well-rounded assessment of individual twos.The book includes a useful checklist which breaks down the twos assessment for practitioners.
This book gives advice on how to:
- Encourage talking with and listening to the twos
- Help young toddlers to engage in purposeful actions
- Ensure twos feel emotionally safe in their out-of-home care
- Comes with a guide for the new twos progress check
This series supports early years practitioners, but each book recognises the importance of partnership with families.
About the Author
Jennie Lindon is well known as an early years consultant, chartered psychologist and author. She has over 30 years' experience working with early years, educational and play services for children and families. She has written a range of popular titles with Practical Pre-School Books.
"What does it mean to be two? also includes an assessment preparation checklist which prompts practitioners to think about all the different ways they can gather information about a child to feed into the two-year old progress check. Practitioners will find these large format, attractively illustrated publications easy to read and full of useful practical ideas that they can implement in their own setting"
Early Years Update 105, February 2013, p11