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Listening to Four Year Olds : How they can help us plan their care and education.

Author: Jacqui Cousins
Publisher: London : National Children''s Bureau, 2003.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A captivating book in which the author helps practitioners interpret what children are really saying and shows how their views can be used to plan their care and education.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Cousins, Jacqui.
Listening to Four Year Olds : How they can help us plan their care and education.
London : National Children''s Bureau, ©2003
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jacqui Cousins
ISBN: 9781907969683 1907969683 128048828X 9781280488283
OCLC Number: 793511095
Description: 1 online resource (76 pages)
Contents: Cover; Contents; Acknowledgements; About the author; Desirable outcomes --
early learning goals; Introduction; Who took part?; The ethics of conducting research with young children; Recordings linked to observations; What the research revealed; 1. What's so special about being four?; Families are the prime educators; Starting school; Being emotional and expressing feelings; Playing with words; Feeling confused; Gentle correction; Why, why, why?; Imitating others; Builders of knowledge and experience; 2. What we learn from listening to four year olds; What an observer hears and sees. What four year olds like --
and dislike1. People who love us and teach us lots of things; 2. People who are calm and sort out big bullies; 3. Playing with friends and having fun; 4. Cooking food and feasting together; 5. Finding out about different people; 6. Finding out about all sorts of things; 7. Beautiful books, stories and learning to read and write; 8. Playing shops, building with bricks and making patterns and shapes; 9. Painting, collage and making lots of models; 3. Observing four year olds; Prolonged observations; Spontaneous observations; Systematic observations. 4. Giving four year olds a chanceLet them develop at their own pace; Making a future for our children.

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