This introductory text shows how, by observing children knowledgeably, practitioners can plan for and assess the young children in their care much more effectively. Observation as a 'tool for learning' has long been considered to be one of the most beneficial ways of teaching the very young, and this book introduces the work of people who have become famous for their skills as observers, exploring the theories behind their work and how this can be related to the day-to-day nursery environment. Sandra Smidt uses case studies throughout to explain in detail how young children's development can be matched to their exact needs and interests, creating a more positive learning experience for all.The nursery nurse helping with the tidying up heard her say: a#39;six shapes, only four cups, two must be missinga#39;. ... The teaching assistant asked if Sofia could tell her some words in Spanish and Sofia said a#39;Graciasathata#39;s thank youa#39;. ... reception class some magnets were set out on a table and the teacher was sitting with a group of children watching them play with the magnets and noting what they said.
|Title||:||Observing, Assessing and Planning for Children in the Early Years|
|Publisher||:||Routledge - 2005-04-26|