This book is a comprehensive resource for practical activities and games for the under threes. As well as providing a wealth of activities for pre-school children, this book maps out exactly how each activities relates to the child's development.
This book approaches the years of 0-1, 1-2 and 2-3 of a child's life and suggests a wide range of activities that are developmentally appropriate for each of these age ranges. Activities at each age range cover the following areas of learning and development at a level suitable for toddlers and babies:
- Communication, Language and Literacy
- Problem Solving, Reasoning and Numeracy
- Knowledge and Understanding of the World
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development
- Creative Development
- Physical Development
An essential guide to the importance of play, this book will be of use to anyone working with the under threes.
About the authors
Play and Learning in the Early Years is written by Jennie Lindon, Kevin Kelman and Alice Sharp. Jennie Lindon is an early years consultant, with over 30 years experience with a wide variety of early years settings. Jennie is a child pyschologist by background and has written over 30 titles on early years education and care.
Kevin Kelman is the Head of a primary school near Glasgow, and is currently Programme Leader of the BA Childhood Practice degree and the Postgraduate Diploma in Childhood Practice at the University of Glasgow.
Alice Sharp is the Managing Director of a training centre for ChildCare workers in Glasgow and has a wealth of experience of working with the under threes.