Listening to Four Year Olds
Subtitle: How they can help us plan their care and education
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Four-year-old children are fascinating. They are curious about the world but experience it very differently from adults or older children - and that makes them the best authority on their own needs, abilities and limits. In this captivating book, Jacqui Cousins invites us into the world of the four year old. Using their words, and those of Sonnyboy in particular, she helps early years practitioners interpret what children are really saying and shows how their views can be used to plan their care and education. This book considers: what four-year-olds are really saying when they talk, or refuse to talk, to us what early years workers can learn from four-year-olds' words and silences how the views of four-year-olds can be used in the day-to-day planning of their care and education.
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Jacqui Cousins initially worked as a Nursery/ Infant teacher in London before becoming an Early Years Advisor at Devon local education authority. Jacqui then lectured in Education and Psychology at Oxford Brooks University and completed her PhD with a study of four year olds' talking and their teachers. Jacqui left Oxford Brookes but remained their Early Childhood Consultant for many years. She has since published and lectured widely on 'listening to children'. AS Early Years consultant with the Coram Family, she worked on the 'Listening to Children' research and national training project. Now retired, Jacqui is a volunteer at Totnes Sure Start Centres.
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