Play Foundations - Exploring Materials

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9780007492701: Play Foundations - Exploring Materials

In Play Foundations Exploring Materials, the theme is introduced through focusing on different ways children discover ‘exploring materials’, including activities related to looking at materials, feeling materials, using and testing materials and sand and water to help them develop understanding of media and materials in the world around them.

- Top tips for how to ensure the needs and interests of each unique child are provided for through challenging, enjoyable activities and positive relationships
- Guidance on setting up enabling environments using both indoor and outside areas
- Ideas for how to differentiate to meet the varying abilities and rates of development with advice on assessment through observing, reflecting and planning
- A straightforward planning chart to clearly identify the focus of each activity by prime and specific areas of learning

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The book starts with a comprehensive and informative introduction. A very clear planning grid shows how the activities in the book link to the areas of learning. This seems to me to be a very useful and practical book that could be used in any sort of pre-school or Reception class setting. It may well be worth checking out some of the books in this series for your Early Years setting. --TES Website, May 2008

This is one of twelve titles in the Play Foundation series. Each A4 page contains a lesson plan to cover one of the six areas of Learning and Development in the EYFS. I was impressed how each activity encouraged independent learning with very little adult intervention. I believe this would be a very useful resource for teaching science to the foundation age groups. --Anita Loughrey, Write Away, June 2008

very carefully designed to offer help and guidance to any early years practitioner... --Lois Nott, Early Years Online, June 2008

About the Author:

Beverley Michael has a wealth of experience teaching in a variety of Early Years settings and writing for Early Years.

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