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A Unique Child: Child Development

One of our new series, Learning and Teaching in the Early Years, exploring the EYFS Characteristics of Effective Early Learning.

Creating and Thinking Critically provides an in-depth look at how babies and young children think, develop and learn, exploring the connection between theory and practice and includes;

- What creating and thinking critically looks like

- How it can be supported and developed

- How the early years environment can support children's development

The Learning and Teaching in the Early Years is a series providing practical guidance to how babies and young children learn and develop.

It is designed to provide practitioners with an in-depth understanding of the three key characteristics of effective learning creating and thinking critically, active learning and playing and exploring, and how these are linked together.

Together, the three books provide essential best practice guidance on how to actively engage with babies and young children and extend their learning, keeping their interests and natural dispositions at heart.

About the author

Di Chilvers has worked in the early years sector for over 35 years and continues to be fascinated about the ways in which young children develop, think and learn. Originally trained as a nursery nurse (NNEB), then a teacher. Di has a MA in Early Childhood Education and is working towards a qualification in psychology. For more information, please visit Di's website at

ISBN: 9781909280717