Titel: Play and Practice in the Early Years Foundation Stage
black & white tables, figures.
SAGE Publications Ltd
30. November 2010 - kartoniert - 200 Seiten
Play is an underlying theme of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) but it is often a challenge for practitioners to provide a play based curriculum. This book investigates the values and beliefs that underpin play and demonstrates through case studies how play opportunities can be observed, planned and assessed in a meaningful context for the child.
Organized into four sections that mirror the EYFS, this book takes you through the curriculum framework demonstrating how play underpins each of these principles and is the common thread that links them together.
- celebrating children's play choices
- ways to work with parents
- inspiring environments for inspirational play
- the role of play in supporting key relationships
- creative play for flexible learning
Incorporating the voices of Early Years practitioners, this book takes the unique approach of analysing the academic theory, showing how this can be put into practice and then suggesting activities to facilitate reflective practice and professional development.
Useful to all those studying on any Early Years course, the book is particularly relevant to those leading practice in early years settings and those working towards Early Years Professional Status (EYPS).
Introduction - Natalie Canning
PART ONE: A UNIQUE CHILD
Case Study: Playing with Cardboard Boxes - Natalie Canning
Identifying Unique Qualities in Play - Natalie Canning
Celebrating Children's Play Choices - Natalie Canning
Including and Enabling All Children as Individuals - Mandy Andrews
PART TWO: POSITIVE RELATIONSHIPS
Case Study: Play and Family Support in a Children's Centre - Rosie Walker
The Role of Play in Supporting Positive Relationships - Mandy Andrews
Parental Partnerships - Michael Reed and Rosie Walker
Making Connections between Home, the Setting and Key Workers - Sue Callan with Carole Ellis and Helen Richards
PART THREE: ENABLING ENVIRONMENTS
Case Study: Using Indoor and Outdoor Spaces - Natalie Canning
Exploring the Possibilities of the Play Environment - Natalie Canning
Play Environments in Practice - Natalie Canning
Inspiring Environments for Inspirational Play - Natalie Canning
PART FOUR: LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT
Case Study: Going to the Moon - Natalie Canning
Playing and Learning: Ways of Being in Action - Karen Appleby
Creative Play for Flexible Learning - Natalie Canning
The Need to Measure Play? - Natalie Canning
Conclusion - Natalie Canning
Natalie Canning is a Lecturer in Education - Early Years at The Open University. Her background is in playwork and social work, particularly in supporting children to explore personal, social and emotional issues through play. She has published a number of articles relating to professional development and the early years and has presented at national and European conferences. Her main research is in the area of children's empowerment in play and she is currently involved in research on developing children as autonomous learners. She has taught across a variety of Early Childhood undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.
'This book is a well conceived, carefully formulated, coherent and cohesive treatise on different aspects of playful pedagogy. Using the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) as a focus, it challenges practitioners to question the EYFS, but is realistic about the need for practitioners to put play into their practice. Full of useful, practical and theoretical scaffolding for practitioners who want to (and should) play more with children, it covers all the major areas of play' - Professor Emeritus Janet Moyles, Early Years & Play Consultant