The thinking child resource book : brain-based learning for the early years foundation stage
- Call, Nicola.
- 2nd ed.
- London ; New York : Continuum, c2010.
- Physical description
- ix, 180 p. : ill. ; 30 cm.
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- Featherstone, Sally.
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 163-165) and index.
- Introduction: Understanding the child's brain-- Step 1: About brain-based learning-- Step 2: Meeting the children in their settings-- Part One: Preparing the climate and context for learning-- Step 1: Addressing the children's physical needs-- Step 2: Developing emotional intelligence-- Step 3: Providing children with the tools for learning-- Step 4: Managing behaviour positively-- Step 5: Fostering partnerships with parents and carers-- Step 6: Inclusion-- Part Two: Supporting independent learning-- Step 1: Making maximum use of the environment-- Step 2: Helping children to develop good attention skills-- Step 3: Helping children to stay on task-- Step 4: Talking the language of learning-- Part Three: Developing brain-based techniques-- Step 1: Teaching children to mind map-- Step 2: Adventures in play-- Step 3: Maximizing learning through music-- Step 4: Teaching and learning through movement-- Step 5: The place for technology-- Part Four: Teaching for intelligence-- Step 1: Creative teaching for better learning-- Step 2: Fostering the beginnings of group work-- Step 3: Teaching through VAK-- Step 4: Engaging the multiple intelligences-- Step 5: Over-scheduled children and the importance of 'downtime'-- References-- Appendices-- Some principles for planning-- Key vocabulary-- Recommended reading-- Useful websites-- Photocopiable material-- Index.
- (source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Publisher's Summary
- This fully-updated edition offers hundreds of practical hints and tips for implementing brain-based learning in early years settings for practitioners, students and parents. In this new edition of a popular resource, the authors combine their knowledge and experience to provide a wealth of practical suggestions on how to implement brain-based learning techniques in early years settings. This practical resource includes ways to promote self-esteem and emotional intelligence; ideas for teaching through play, music and movement; activities for circle time; and, advice on managing behaviour positively and fostering relationships with parents and carers. Case studies from a range of settings provide insights into using brain-based techniques to enrich the learning experience of young children. This resource book can be used independently or as a companion to the more theoretical "The Thinking Child". Handy margin references direct practitioners to the appropriate pages of the sister book should the reader wish to learn more about the theory and research behind the practical suggestions. An indispensable resource for early years practitioners of all settings, this book will also appeal to trainee teachers and parents.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Publication date
- Nicola Call with Sally Featherstone.
- Original ed. published: 2003.