globe
This list has a newer version. Click here to view
  1. Official Reports 12 items
    1. Munro review of child protection: final report - a child-centred system 2011

      Book Further Reading Even if you do not read the full report, ensure that you do read the Executive Summary to gain an understanding of the main points.

    2. Tickell review of the early years foundation stage 2011

      Book Core Reading Even if you don't have time to read the whole report, do ensure that you read the Executive summary, to give you a basic understanding of the main recommendations.

    3. The Bercow Report July 2008

      Webpage Further Reading Even if you are unable to read the whole report, do ensure that you read through the Executive Summary to gain an understanding of the main points.

  2. General Early Years Childhood Education 16 items
    Useful reading to understand teaching and learning in this specific phase of education.
    1. Early childhood education - Tina Bruce 2015

      Book Further Reading

    2. Child development: a practical introduction - Kevin Crowley 2017

      Book Further Reading A strong understanding of Child development is vital as an Early Years practitioner. There are a number of different books available in the library, all equally useful.

    3. Adventuring in early childhood education - Robin Duckett, Mary Jane Drummond 2009

      Book Core Reading This book provides a range of examples of well documented projects undertaken in the UK and the educators reflections of their work.

    4. Learning: what matters to children : an alphabet of what learners do - Diane Rich, Mary Jane Drummond, Cathy Myer 2008

      Book Further Reading

    5. Threads of thinking: schemas and young children's learning - Cathy Nutbrown 2011

      Book Further Reading A useful book for developing an understanding of schemas and children's learning processes.

    6. Frames of mind: the theory of multiple intelligences - Howard Gardner 2011 (electronic resource)

      Book Further Reading

    7. The curriculum: theory and practice - A. V. Kelly 2009

      Book Further Reading

    8. Visible learning and the science of how we learn - John Hattie, Gregory C.R. Yates 2014 (electronic resource)

      Book 

  3. Specific areas of development, Learning or Practice 23 items
    1. Young children's personal, social and emotional development - Marion Dowling 2014

      Book Further Reading

    2. Earlyarts - Creative Early Years Teaching & Training and research

      Website Further Reading Look at this site for downloads on a variety of areas and links to early years research on areas such as Neuroscience, development of drawing and writing.

    3. Dot - Randi Zuckerberg, Joe Berger 2013

      Book Further Reading

    4. Mathematics through play in the early years - Kate Tucker 2014

      Book 

    5. Inclusion in the early years - Cathy Nutbrown, Peter Clough, Frances Atherton 2013

      Book 

    6. Hocus & Lotus: the little dinocrocs that teach languages to children, Vol. 1 - Traute Taeschner, Centre for Information on Language Teaching and Research c2006 (videorecording)

      Book 

    7. Involving parents in their children's learning - Margy Whalley, Pen Green Centre (Corby, England) 2007 (electronic resource)

      Book  the latest edition is also available at the Library but not as an e-book; see shelves LB1139.35.P37 WHA

    8. Music in the early years - Susan Young, Joanna Glover 1998

      Book 

    9. Forest school and outdoor learning in the early years - Sara Knight 2013

      Book 

    10. Curious play: children’s exploration of nature - Kirsti Pedersen Gurholt, Jostein Rønning Sanderud 10/2016

      Article 

    11. It's not a bird yet: the drama of drawing - Ursula Kolbe 2005

      Book 

    12. Rapunzel's supermarket: all about young children and their art - Ursula Kolbe 2007

      Book 

    13. Children's imagination: creativity under our noses - Ursula Kolbe 2014

      Book 

    14. Children, art, artists: the expressive languages of children, the artistic language of Alberto Burri - Filippo Chieli, Gabriella Grasselli, Leslie Morrow 2004

      Book Further Reading

  4. Thinking skills 6 items
  5. Expressive communication - The 100 languages of children 6 items
    Supporting expressive communication
    1. ReFocus journal - ReFocus 2005-

      Journal Further Reading Issue 9, Pages 26 and 27 give useful information on the language of photography. How it is used by adults and children. Points to consider when taking photographs. (Print journal located on Library Floor 02)

    2. ReFocus journal - ReFocus 2005-

      Journal Further Reading Issue 6 pages 20-22 The Energy of Conviviality and Imagination looks at developing ideas through dance and music. (Print journal located on Library Floor 02)

    3. ReFocus journal - ReFocus 2005-

      Journal Further Reading Issue 2 - Pages 10-13 Clay reigns supreme - advice and suggestions in using clay with children (Print journal located on Library Floor 02)

    4. ReFocus journal - ReFocus 2005-

      Journal Core Reading Issue 5 - pages 18-20 Placing and Arranging, No Glue! looks at sculpture and expressive arts using objects.

    5. ReFocus journal - ReFocus 2005-

      Journal  Issue 7 pages 6-7 Making Art. A short article looking at the importance and possibilities of art. (Print journal located on Library Floor 02)

  6. Assessment and documenting learning in the Early Years 7 items
    1. Effective assessment in the early years foundation stage - Jan Dubiel 2014

      Book  2016 new edition now available in print only, on Library shelves

    2. A process-oriented monitoring system for the early years (POMS) - Ferre Laevers, Julia Moons, Bart Declercq 2012

      Book 

    3. Visible learners: promoting Reggio-inspired approaches in all schools - Mara Krechevsky, Ben Mardell, Melissa Rivard, Daniel G. Wilson 2013

      Book 

  7. Reggio Emilia Explained 9 items
    1. Understanding the Reggio Approach: Early Years Education in Practice - Linda Thornton, Pat Brunton 2015

      Book Core Reading A good introduction to this approach to Early Years

    2. Understanding the Reggio approach: early years education in practice - Linda Thornton, Pat Brunton 2015 (electronic resource)

      Book Core Reading

    3. Authentic childhood: experiencing Reggio Emilia in the classroom - Susan Fraser 2012

      Book Further Reading

    4. Experiencing Reggio Emilia: implications for pre-school provision - Lesley Abbott, Cathy Nutbrown 2001

      Book Further Reading

    5. The hundred languages of children: the Reggio Emilia experience in transformation - Carolyn P. Edwards, Lella Gandini, George E. Forman 2012 (electronic resource)

      Book Further Reading Useful chapters exploring different aspects of the early education and teaching in Reggio at a deeper, masters level.

    6. The hundred languages of children: the Reggio Emilia experience in transformation - Carolyn P. Edwards, Lella Gandini, George E. Forman 2012 (electronic resource)

      Book Further Reading Chapters on varying aspects of Early Years practice in Reggio Emilia, curriculum design, documenting learning, negotiated learning, the role of the teacher

    7. In dialogue with Reggio Emilia - Carlina Rinaldi 2005

      Book Further Reading

  8. Project based learning examples 12 items
    These books are easy reading and provide plenty of visual examples and explanatory notes on how projects start, how teachers work alongside children, listening to them and supporting them and developing their ideas.
    1. Everything has a shadow, except ants - Stefano Sturloni, Vea Vecchi, Reggio Children 1999

      Book Core Reading Exploration of light and shadows.

    2. The black rubber column: dialogues with places : from conception of an idea to realisation of a final model : Diana preschool - Isabella Meninno 2009

      Book Core Reading A D&T project evolving from a visit

    3. Il futuro è una bella giornata - Lorella Trancossi c2001

      Book Core Reading The voice of the child. Philosophical thoughts, ideas and imaginative thinking.

    4. Crocodiles - Angela Chick, Martin Pace 2011

      Book Core Reading

    5. Scarpa e metro: i bambini e la misura : primi approcci alla scoperta, alla funzione, all'uso della misura - Marina Castagnetti, Vea Vecchi c1997

      Book Core Reading A project in measuring.

    6. Tenerezza = Tenderness: una storia di Laura e Daniele = the story of Laura and Daniele - Laura Sassi, Daniele Campari 1995

      Book Core Reading The story of Laura and Daniele as told by the children. Listening to the child's voice.

    7. Browsing through ideas 2009

      Book Core Reading A selection of projects that have developed learning opportunities for children. Copies of this book are held in the EDU research area - speak to staff

    8. Mosaic of marks, words, material

      Book Further Reading

    9. Beastiary

      Book Further Reading

    10. Catness

      Book Further Reading

    11. The wonder of learning: the hundred languages of children - Reggio Children c2011

      Book Further Reading

    12. We write shapes that look like a book - Nido d'infanzia Pablo Picasso (Reggio Emilia, Italy), Reggio Children c2008

      Book Further Reading

  9. Journal articles on Pedagogy 2 items
  10. ReFocus reggio journal articles 11 items
    Short articles exploring aspects of early education.
    1. ReFocus journal - ReFocus 2005-

      Journal Core Reading Issue 9 -Page 18-21 The Sounds of Leaping A project looking at movement, music and mark making involving a group of boys.

    2. ReFocus journal - ReFocus 2005-

      Journal Core Reading Issue 1 - pages 6-9 In the Jungle article around a project bringing outdoor interest in, adult intervention and choices, using light and materials.

    3. ReFocus journal - ReFocus 2005-

      Journal Further Reading Issue 1 - Pages 16-18 The four beasts article looks at the power and emotional investment in role play. (Print journal located on Library Floor 02)

    4. ReFocus journal - ReFocus 2005-

      Journal Further Reading issue 2 - Pages 16 and 17 The life of an Idea-looks at the stages in a developing project and shows a possible structure to use as a template.

    5. ReFocus journal - ReFocus 2005-

      Journal Further Reading Issue 4 - Pages 15-17 The Drama of Clay - Shows how a project help develop parent partnership and story telling.

    6. ReFocus journal - ReFocus 2005-

      Journal Further Reading Issue 10 - Pages 40-44 The developing Brains and minds of young children gives a starting point for exploring brain research and what it tells us as practitioners

    7. ReFocus journal - ReFocus 2005-

      Journal Further Reading Issue 8 Pages 10 and 11 What's the problem guys? talks through supporting children's development of strategies for resolving conflicts.

    8. ReFocus journal - ReFocus 2005-

      Journal Further Reading Issue 7 Pages 8-10 Non verbal story telling (Print journal located on Library Floor 02)

    9. ReFocus journal - ReFocus 2005-

      Journal Core Reading Isue 7 pages 22-24 From Display to visible thinking: an exploration of ownership and change tracks the changes made in an infant school in Birmingham to use display areas more effectively for children's learning.

    10. ReFocus journal - ReFocus 2005-

      Journal Core Reading Issue 6 pages 23-25 Playing and learning outdoors looks at children's physical development and how it is support by the outdoor environment.

    11. ReFocus journal - ReFocus 2005-

      Journal Core Reading Issue 6 - pages 16-19 Community of Enquiry, talks through Philosophy for young children and how higher order thinking can be supported by adults in the setting. (Print journal located on Library Floor 02)

  11. Useful Websites and Links 14 items
    1. MAG Online Library | Education | Intered

      Webpage Further Reading Our link to monthly education magazines online. They include Child Care, Early Years Educator, Practical Pre-school, Primary teacher update and Fundraising for schools. A great way to keep up to date.

    2. Ofstednews - YouTube

      Audio-visual document Further Reading

    3. Outdoor learning links and sites 10 items