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Learning Opportunities: Homes and Families

Planning to engage and interest children

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.

Ages: 0-5 | Pages: 36 | Code: TS0273 | ISBN: 9781921613814

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Tunja Stone

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

Bridie Raban was the Foundation Mooroolbeek Professor of Early Childhood Studies at the University of Melbourne. She is currently an Honorary Professorial Fellow at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education and in 2021, she was awarded an Honorary University Fellowship by Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU). 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.




Planning to make a difference for children4
Learning about: Each other’s families12
Family trees16
Family celebrations18
Homes people live in20
Cubby construction22
Family pets24
‘Past’ and ‘temporary’26
Caring for and carrying babies28
Homes animals live in30
Worms and making a wormery32
Animal families34
Reflections and finding out more36