Helping Babies and Toddlers Learn
Subtitle: A guide to practice with under-threes- Second edition
About the Author
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Helping Babies and Toddlers Learn is a practical book for people who work with children under three in childcare settings or in the family home. It aims to help practitioners tune into under-threes, to value what they are learning and enjoying right now, and not rush them on to what might seem more important skills or 'milestones'.
This second edition has been fully updated to reflect new developments in early years provision and guidance. With the support of examples, activities and encouragement for readers to reflect, Jennie Lindon highlights ways to:
- focus on what young children are really learning and ready to explore
- develop good practice that integrates physical care with communication and learning
- build on the 'window of opportunity' for learning in the very early years through play, shared routines and warm relationships
- work in partnership with colleagues and parents for children's emotional well-being use observation and flexible planning to support young children's all-round learning.
Jennie Lindon is a chartered psychologist and early years consultant. She has specialised in working with services for children and their families, in particular children under five years old. Jennie has over 30 years' experience of working with the different types of early years provision for children and families and has published widely. She is committed to writing about best practice that shows active respect for the needs and perspective of children. Her books all have a strong underpinning of development and the importance of realistic adult expectations. Jennie has also worked as an education consultant for a variety of successful television programmes, including 'Boo!', 'Rupert Bear', and 'Postman Pat'. In 2010, in recognition of her work, Jennie was awarded The Nursery World lifetime achievement award.
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