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Planning For The Early Years: Gardening and Growing : How to Plan Learning Opportunities That Engage and Interest Children

Published: August 2012

This title is part of a brand new series, edited by Jennie Lindon, which takes a fresh approach to planning by ensuring that children's interests are at the heart of all plans.

Planning for the Early Years: Gardening and Growing is packed with adaptable ideas that can be extended for older children, or more focussed for the under threes. It focuses on the prime areas of learning, especially the development of early language, defined in the 2011 Tickell review of the EYFS as the foundations for all learning.

This title will allow you to:

  • Plan for children's individual stages of development through the use of adaptable and inclusive plans, and plans specifically for the 0-3s

  • Engage and motivate children to learn by planning around their interests

  • Include children with English as an Additional Language and Special Educational

  • Needs through plans that take into consideration a variety of abilities

Activities and ideas include:

  • Garden treasures and sounds

  • Growing and eating

  • Learning about textures

About the author

Alistair Bryce-Clegg is an Early Years Consultant with over 15 years of experience in education and a MA in Education. Alistair is a regular writer for Early Years Educator magazine.

Series editor Jennie Lindon is an established author who has written over 30 titles on early years education and care. Jennie is a chartered psychologist and child psychologist by trade and today is an early years consultant. Jennie has over 30 years' experience of working with a very wide range of settings and services within early years care, education, playwork and out-of-school care, as well as with residential and foster care and her writing reflects the many settings she has worked with.

ISBN: 9781907241307
£12.99