Great layout. Well written. Covered lots of helpful topic in depth and highly relevant way.
A solid text for all students on undergraduate programmes. Supports understanding of the holistic nature of child learning and development.
Good pertinent updated version of an old classic.
This book has some interesting chapters which students may find useful when discussing specific issues. The text as a whole highlights the complexity of childhood, and the implications this can have for both the parents and the practitioner.
A useful introduction to the study of early childhood. The book makes clear links between observation and reflective practice which will help students to develop their confidence as professional practitioners. The chapter about research, policy and practice is particularly interesting and will encourage students to engage with policy makers through their own research.
A good introduction to the field of study for Early Years
Useful introductory text across a number of modules - esp Chapters 11, 15 & 16
This text book is a valuable resource for students who are studying for an early years profession.
Really gives insight into child development an essential for all who hope to start a career in childcare
Covers basic topics well
This is great book for those who are interested in the foundations of early childhood. It can be an essential textbook for students and tutors in the field and it is recommended for university courses. It introduces all the most important aspects of early years care and education, and will help you develop the key skills needed to study at degree level. Importantly, it goes beyond theory and puts theoretical aspects and principles of early childhood into practice through practical examples.
An excellent book which will cover all of the modules that I teach on both the foundation degree and BA degree in childhood studies.
good layout, covers a variety of topics.
Very useful text for students on all levels
excellent contemporary book for all aspects of childhood studies modules. Researched deeply and good articulation for all levels
Early Childhood Studies: An introduction to the study of children's lives and children's worlds provides a useful overview of relevant and contemporary considerations in relation to the study of childhood.
The book includes a variety of features that provide opportunities for reflection and engage the reader.
This is a useful introductory text for Early Childhood students.
I would highly recommend this book to students doing degrees in Early Childhood Studies as each chapter touches different aspect of children's lives.
Builds on learners existing knowledge of early childhood
A comprehensive and up to date book which delves into the challenges of contemporary Early Education. Good links to theory throughout and appropriate case study s to further support thinking which allows the reader to employ much reflection on current issues regarding childhood.
A well-written and engaging book which is easy to 'dip in and out of' and find something new and thought provoking each time. I really like the balance between theoretical and practical within the book. There are some great ideas for activities which I intend to use within the classroom with Level 3 Early Years students next year to provoke discussion and reflection.
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