Princesses Dragons and Helicopter Stories

Author: Trisha Lee
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317631750
Release Date: 2015-07-24
Genre: Education

Stories and fantasy play engage all young children and help them to draw connections and make sense of the world. MakeBelieve Arts Helicopter Stories are tried, tested and proven to have a significant impact on children’s literacy and communication skills, their confidence and social and emotional development. Based on the storytelling and story acting curriculum of Vivian Gussin Paley, this book provides a practical, step-by-step guide to using this approach with young children. Covering all aspects of the approach, Artistic Director Trisha Lee shows you how you can introduce Helicopter Stories to children for the first time, scribing their tales and then bring their ideas to life by acting them out. Full of anecdotes and practical examples from a wide range of settings, the book includes: Clear guidelines and rules for scribing children’s stories, creating a stage and acting out stories How to deal with taboos and sensitive issues in children’s stories How to involve children who are unwilling to speak or act Supporting children with English as an Additional Language Links to show how the approach supports children’s holistic development Providing an accessible guide to an approach that is gaining international recognition, and featuring a foreword by Vivian Gussin Paley, this book will be essential reading for all those that want to support children’s learning in a way that is fun, engaging and proven to work.

Princesses Dragons and Helicopter Stories

Author: Trisha Lee
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317631743
Release Date: 2015-07-24
Genre: Education

Stories and fantasy play engage all young children and help them to draw connections and make sense of the world. MakeBelieve Arts Helicopter Stories are tried, tested and proven to have a significant impact on children’s literacy and communication skills, their confidence and social and emotional development. Based on the storytelling and story acting curriculum of Vivian Gussin Paley, this book provides a practical, step-by-step guide to using this approach with young children. Covering all aspects of the approach, Artistic Director Trisha Lee shows you how you can introduce Helicopter Stories to children for the first time, scribing their tales and then bring their ideas to life by acting them out. Full of anecdotes and practical examples from a wide range of settings, the book includes: Clear guidelines and rules for scribing children’s stories, creating a stage and acting out stories How to deal with taboos and sensitive issues in children’s stories How to involve children who are unwilling to speak or act Supporting children with English as an Additional Language Links to show how the approach supports children’s holistic development Providing an accessible guide to an approach that is gaining international recognition, and featuring a foreword by Vivian Gussin Paley, this book will be essential reading for all those that want to support children’s learning in a way that is fun, engaging and proven to work.

Princesses Dragons and Helicopter Stories

Author: Trisha Lee
Publisher:
ISBN: 1317631730
Release Date: 2016
Genre: Electronic books

Stories and fantasy play engage all young children and help them to draw connections and make sense of the world. MakeBelieve Arts Helicopter Stories are tried, tested and proven to have a significant impact on children's literacy and communication skills, their confidence and social and emotional development. Based on the storytelling and story acting curriculum of Vivian Gussin Paley, this book provides a practical, step-by-step guide to using this approach with young children. Covering all aspects of the approach, Artistic Director Trisha Lee shows you how you can introduce Helicopter Stori.

Storytelling in Early Childhood

Author: Teresa Cremin
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781317394143
Release Date: 2016-12-08
Genre: Education

Storytelling in Early Childhood is a captivating book which explores the multiple dimensions of storytelling and story acting and shows how they enrich language and literacy learning in the early years. Foregrounding the power of children’s own stories in the early and primary years, it provides evidence that storytelling and story acting, a pedagogic approach first developed by Vivian Gussin Paley, affords rich opportunities to foster learning within a play-based and language-rich curriculum. The book explores a number of themes and topics, including: the role of imaginary play and its dynamic relationship to narrative; how socially situated symbolic actions enrich the emotional, cognitive and social development of children; how the interrelated practices of storytelling and dramatisation enhance language and literacy learning, and contribute to an inclusive classroom culture; the challenges practitioners face in aligning their understanding of child literacy and learning with a narrow, mandated curriculum which focuses on measurable outcomes. Driven by an international approach and based on new empirical studies, this volume further advances the field, offering new theoretical and practical analyses of storytelling and story acting from complementary disciplinary perspectives. This book is a potent and engaging read for anyone intrigued by Paley’s storytelling and story acting curriculum, as well as those practitioners and students with a vested interest in early years literacy and language learning. With contributions from Vivian Gussin Paley, Patricia ‘Patsy‘ Cooper, Dorothy Faulkner, Natalia Kucirkova, Gillian Dowley McNamee and Ageliki Nicolopoulou.

You Can t Say You Can t Play

Author: Vivian Gussin Paley
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674041763
Release Date: 2009-06
Genre: Education

Who of us cannot remember the pain and humiliation of being rejected by our classmates? However thick-skinned or immune to such assaults we may become as adults, the memory of those early exclusions is as palpable to each of us today as it is common to human experience. We remember the uncertainty of separating from our home and entering school as strangers and, more than the relief of making friends, we recall the cruel moments of our own isolation as well as those children we knew were destined to remain strangers. In this book Vivian Paley employs a unique strategy to probe the moral dimensions of the classroom. She departs from her previous work by extending her analysis to children through the fifth grade, all the while weaving remarkable fairy tale into her narrative description. Paley introduces a new rule-You can't say you can't play-to her kindergarten classroom and solicits the opinions of older children regarding the fairness of such a rule. We hear from those who are rejected as well as those who do the rejecting. One child, objecting to the rule, says, It will be fairer, but how are we going to have any fun? Another child defends the principle of classroom bosses as a more benign way of excluding the unwanted. In a brilliant twist, Faley mixes fantasy and reality, and introduces a new voice into the debate: Magpie, a magical bird, who brings lonely people to a place where a full share of the sun is rightfully theirs. Myth and morality begin to proclaim the same message and the schoolhouse will be the crucible in which the new order is tried. A struggle ensues and even the Magpie stories cannot avoid the scrutiny of this merciless pack of social philosophers who will not be easily caught in a morality tale. You Can't Say You Can't Play speaks to some of our most deeply held beliefs. Is exclusivity part of human nature? Can we legislate fairness and still nurture creativity and individuality? Can children be freed from the habit of rejection? These are some of the questions. The answers are to be found in the words of Paley's schoolchildren and in the wisdom of their teacher who respectfully listens to them.

Taking the First Steps Outside

Author: Helen Bilton
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781317418498
Release Date: 2016-11-10
Genre: Education

Can one be too young to play outside? This unique and compelling book charts the experiences of a group of under-three-year-olds as they explore their natural outdoor environment, followed by caring and attentive adults. It deconstructs the myths that underestimate under threes and celebrates the importance of connecting children with the natural world and the influence of positive relationships in this early stage of life. Taking the First Steps Outside draws on all aspects of working outdoors, focusing on different steps of the project, main achievements and obstacles, implemented strategies and benefits for the development of young children. Features include: Stunning photographs of children exploring the outdoor environment, who are interested, thoughtful, persistent and successful Detailed descriptions of real events, illustrating how the outdoor space can be an educational context for under threes Insight into the role of the adult, as they observe and reflect upon children’s learning Advice on choosing the right resources and facilities to create a good outdoor learning environment for the young child Advice about risky play and promoting challenging and positive opportunities in the natural environment Guidance on how to set up an outdoor project for children under three Written to support all students, teachers, practitioners and managers working with under threes, this essential guide will help you to develop your knowledge, build confidence and gain the ability to co-explore outdoors with children.

Teaching Mathematics Creatively

Author: Linda Pound
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317511274
Release Date: 2015-04-24
Genre: Education

This new and updated edition of Teaching Mathematics Creatively offers a range of strategies to enable trainee and practising teachers to take an innovative, playful and creative approach to maths teaching. It promotes creativity as a key element of practice and offers ideas to involve your students and develop knowledge, understanding and enjoyment. Exploring fresh approaches, this text explains the role of play in bringing mathematics alive for children and teachers alike. It identifies the power of story-telling in supporting mathematical thinking, examines cross-curricular teaching, and allows you to plan for teaching creatively. Imaginative ideas, underpinned by the latest research and theory, include: Learning maths outdoors - make more noise, make more mess or work on a larger scale Everyday maths - making sense of the numbers, patterns, shapes and measures children see around them Music and maths – the role of rhythm in learning, and music and pattern in maths Giant maths - how much food do you include on a giant shopping list? Stimulating and accessible, with contemporary and cutting-edge practice at the forefront, Teaching Mathematics Creatively includes a wealth of innovative ideas to enthuse teachers and enrich maths teaching. This book is an essential purchase for any professional who wishes to embed creative approaches to teaching in their classroom.

Gender Diversity and Inclusion in Early Years Education

Author: Kath Tayler
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317514381
Release Date: 2016-03-31
Genre: Education

How can we support children to reach their full potential and not be constrained by gender expectations? Are gender roles fixed at birth or do they develop through experiences? Gender Diversity and Inclusion in Early Years Education introduces practitioners to key aspects of gender in the early years and explores how to ensure that children and staff teams are supported in settings that have outstanding practice. Considering the implications of gender in the context of supporting children, families and practitioners, this book examines the theoretical contexts that surround gender identity and explores current legislation and practice in order to provide practitioners with all the information they need to develop their own work and settings in an open and equal way. Offering a wealth of practical guidance, case studies and reflective questions which link to the EYFS, chapters cover: a theoretical approach to gender development; current legislation and the impact on early years practice; understanding gender fluidity and the way in which children express gender; creating gender equality when working with children and the role of manager in creating a supportive ethos. Including tasks, reflective points and links to useful websites and organisations, this book will be valuable reading for all early years practitioners and students that want to promote an inclusive environment for the children in their care, their families and colleagues.

What Comes Before Phonics

Author: Sally Neaum
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 9781526411921
Release Date: 2017-01-13
Genre: Education

This book looks in detail at the knowledge, understanding, skills and attitudes that children need to enable them to come to phonics teaching ready to learn and with a good chance of success.

Can I Go and Play Now

Author: Greg Bottrill
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781526448477
Release Date: 2018-02-12
Genre: Education

Is it time to re-think continuous practice in the early years? The world of education is an amazing and rewarding world to be in, but there is a sense among many that work within it that there is something not quite right, that all is not well. In this book, Greg Bottrill explores how he ensures that, in his Early Years setting, continuous provision enables children. He shares his Early Years pedagogy through the '3Ms' and explains how to apply these in the classroom. Greg also explores the definition of play – what it is and what it isn’t – and the challenging role of the Early Years teacher. This book shares good practice in: early reading and the joy of reading early writing development boys writing the nature of outdoor play and how to make this truly ‘outdoor’ the role of parents in child development mathematics in play when and how to do intervention work with children how to get Headteachers and centre managers on board.

Understanding and Supporting Young Writers from Birth to 8

Author: Noella Mackenzie
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317200949
Release Date: 2017-12-14
Genre: Education

As the world comes to grips with what it means to be literate in the twenty-first century, Understanding and Supporting Young Writers from Birth to 8 provides practitioners with the skills and knowledge they need to support young children effectively as they learn to write. Interweaving theory and research with everyday practice, the book offers guidance on all aspects of writing, from creating multimodal texts and building children’s vocabulary, to providing support for children who find writing particularly challenging. With appropriate strategies to develop young children’s writing from an early age included throughout, the book discusses the role of oral language in early writing in detail and explores the key relationships between ‘drawing and talking’, ‘drawing and writing’ and ‘drawing, talking and writing’. Each chapter also features samples of writing and drawing to illustrate key points, as well as reflective questions to help the reader apply ideas in their own settings. Further topics covered include: progressions in children’s writing writing in the pre-school years developing authorial skills developing editorial skills teaching writing to EAL learners. Understanding and Supporting Young Writers from Birth to 8 is a unique resource that will help early childhood educators, early years school teachers, specialist practitioners working with very young children, and students enrolled in Early Childhood or Primary Studies courses to boost their confidence in teaching young learners as they become writers.

Recipe For a Story

Author: Ella Burfoot
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781447298519
Release Date: 2015-01-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Cooking up a good story is easy if you have the right ingredients! Break some thoughts into a cup, add some characters, sprinkle with full stops and capital letters, and glaze with happy endings. If the proof of the pudding is in the tasting, then this book should make for delicious reading! A charming introduction to the joy of writing and reading stories.

Place to Learn

Author: Penny Cartwright
Publisher:
ISBN: 0901637106
Release Date: 2002-01-01
Genre: Education, Preschool


Listen Hear

Author: Michael F. Opitz
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN: UVA:X004803672
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Education

Grades K-6 Have you ever asked your students "Are you listening?" and felt uneasy that their response didn't distinguish listening from hearing? We expect children to spend fifty percent or more of their school day engaged in listening-comprehension activities, yet despite today's emphasis on skills-building in the language arts, most literacy curricula ignore the teaching of this crucial skill. Thanks to Listen Hear!, that's about to change. Michael Opitz and Matthew Zbaracki recognize that teachers have their hands full with reading and writing standards; that's why they've designed Listen Hear! as a handy, friendly resource full of fresh teaching strategies that help you fold multidimensional listening comprehension instruction snugly into your existing reading and read-aloud lessons-without sacrificing room in your crowded curriculum. Listen Hear! gives you everything you need to start teaching listening tomorrow: the research and rationale for teaching it reproducible forms charts that show you at a glance which skills each strategy enhances ists of contemporary children's literature to use in conjunction with the strategies and practical tips for assessment. Thanks to Opitz and Zbaracki, you'll be at the forefront as listening comprehension takes its place in the language arts curriculum, confident that when you ask a student "Are you listening?" the answer will be a definitive "Yes."