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Learning Opportunities: Homes and Families

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Planning to engage and interest children

ISBN: 9781921613814
Code: TS0273
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Young children’s knowledge of homes and families begins with their personal experiences. They are curious about something that has direct meaning to them. They build on this foundation and initially make sense of other homes and families in terms of similarities, or differences, from their familiar model. Children will be excited when exploring an area that makes sense to them, as they have first-hand knowledge of their own family and home to build on.

This book provides a store of practical ideas focusing on homes and families, enabling educators to plan ahead with confidence.

Pages: 36 | Ages: 0-5 | Published: September 2014

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About the Authors

Tunja Stone is an accredited childminder with twenty years experience in the field of childcare and early years education. She was the first childminder to be awarded the Early Years Professional Status (EYPS) by London Metropolitan University.

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Bridie Raban is currently an Honorary Professor at the University of Melbourne Graduate School of Education. Her past research has focused on language and literacy development, teacher change and development, curriculum and assessment for the early childhood years and quality provision. She was the first Professor of Early Childhood Education in Victoria and the second in Australia, and before this she was Professor of Primary Education (Early Years) at the University of Warwick and President of the UK Reading Association.