Book Collection

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This set includes all books that we have written, a total of 10. They are;

YOUR COMPLETE GUIDE TO THE EARLY YEARS LEARNING OUTCOMES

This book will provide you with a deeper understanding of the Learning Outcomes; Identity, Community, Wellbeing, Learning and Communication.  The key components in each outcome are expanded with teaching strategies and program ideas.  This is a great book for Educators to have on hand while linking experiences to the EYLF and when you need a little inspiration.
More features of this book include:

  • A comprehensive overview of each Learning Outcome
  • Various Educator strategies and programming ideas
  • Ways to incorporate the Framework into the daily program
  • Basic plans for some of the experience ideas
  • A glossary of key terms

PROGRAMMING WITH THE EARLY YEARS LEARNING FRAMEWORK

In Early Childhood Education there are a variety of curriculum approaches an Educator can choose to implement. We take a look at Emergent Curriculum, Reggio Emilia, Project Approach, Integrated Curriculum and Inclusive Curriculum. This book provides Educators with knowledge and clarification of programming while exploring how to link this with the EYLF. Curriculum approaches will be defined and explained in a step-by-step process.  This will help Educators to clarify a programming method that fits into their individual style and learning environment.
More features of this book include:

  • Curriculum approach definitions
  • Suggestions for documenting children’s learning
  • Different ways to document a program
  • Creating your personal philosophy
  • An outline of the Practices and Principles within the EYLF
  • Program templates

LEARNING EXPERIENCES 0-3 REFLECTING THE EYLF

When working with children under the age of three, it is imperative that as Educators we maintain high expectations of each and every child.  As Educators we must maintain an expectation for children to succeed.  By doing this we can provide them with higher self-confidence and belief in their own abilities.  This book offers inspiration on how to uphold high expectations in a safe and inclusive environment. The book contains 25 learning experiences that cater for all learning styles. Each experience has been given possible links to the five Learning Outcomes, as this can vary for each child and situation.

More features of this book include:

  • Suggested resources
  • A written description
  • Photographs
  • Potential extensions and modifications
  • Ideas for reflection

LEARNING EXPERIENCES 3-5 REFLECTING THE EYLF

Preschoolers are a bundle of energy, wonder and enchantment. When programming for children it is important to remember that each child develops at their own individual pace and may respond to learning experiences in different ways. As Educators, we should take the time to get to know each child and their interests and appreciate each child’s special characteristics, as what works for one child may not work for another. This book contains 25 learning experiences that cater for various learning styles. Each experience has been linked to the five EYLF Learning Outcomes. However, these links are only possibilities as the learning and development will likely vary for each child and situation.

More features of this book include:

  • Suggested resources
  • A written description
  • Photographs
  • Potential extensions and modifications
  • Ideas for Educator’s reflection in the form of questions

CULTURAL CELEBRATIONS

As we live in a multicultural society, the Early Years Learning Framework reflects the importance of cultural awareness and acceptance. To strengthen our cultural competence, we as Educators need to have the ability to understand, communicate with and effectively interact with people across cultures. This book provides a variety of learning experiences for 24 cultural celebrations and festivals. The results from the 2011 census contributed to incorporating religious celebrations and festivals for; Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Taoism, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism. However, we have also incorporated other well-known cultural celebrations. As Educators we can implement these experiences with the children to show and teach equality, acceptance and understanding within the diverse culture of a learning environment and wider community.

More features of this book include:

  • How including various cultural celebrations into a program links to the EYLF Learning Outcomes
  • Dates and descriptions of each celebration
  • National and Independence Days calendar
  • Important religious celebrations and festivals
  • A list of other well-known celebrations from around the world

NATURAL EXPERIENCES REFLECTING THE EYLF

Nature is the wonder of the physical world; it is everything that was not created by mankind. Educators should encourage the children to explore and discover for themselves the magnificence of nature by making sure they have many opportunities to play with loose natural objects and resources. The more positive contact the children have with nature, the further their respect and knowledge on how to care for it will grow. This book provides Educators with different and unique ways of incorporating natural resources into any indoor or outdoor learning environment. The 25 experiences in the book have been linked with possibilities to the five EYLF Learning Outcomes. Educators should remember that each time an experience is implemented the children may change their reactions, actions and involvement in the experience. Therefore, creating a new learning journey and in turn the possibilities of different learning outcomes.

More features of this book include:

  • Suggested resources
  • Description of how the experience could be provided
  • Ideas for extensions and modifications
  • Potential questions for exploration and reflection
  • Photographs and visual aids

REDUCE REUSE RECYCLE REFLECTING THE EYLF

In Early Childhood Education it is important to create awareness and educate the children about their impact on the environment. Educators can incorporate environmental education into daily routines and practices; through this the children may grow an appreciation for their natural environment providing a platform for ongoing and new learning. Reduce, reuse and recycle are three easy ways we can cut down on our waste. Educators can promote these concepts through play and the children can then apply their new knowledge into their everyday lives. This book provides Educators with creative ways to promote the concepts of sustainability within their learning environment. The book is categorised into seven chapters: Cardboard, Glass, Paper, Plastic, Fabric, Rubber and Metal.  Each chapter contains a total of eight learning experiences, two of which have been provided with possible links to the five EYLF Learning Outcomes.

More features of this book include:

  • Suggested resources
  • Descriptions and recommended processes for the experience
  • Proposed modifications and potential extensions
  • Ideas to assist with self-reflection in the form of questions
  • A list of objects that can be reduced, reused and recycled at the end of each chapter
  • Photographs

ART EXPERIENCES REFLECTING THE EYLF

In Early Childhood Education it is imperative to provide children with a variety of art experiences, with the importance being on the process rather than the end result. Art engages children’s senses in open-ended play and assists with the development of their sense of identity, wellbeing, community, learning and communication. Art can offer a lifetime of benefits, enriching children’s lives for years to come. In this book you are provided with 25 learning experiences that focus on different aspects of the visual arts. We have also provided four recipes of commonly used art supplies, so that the children can contribute to making resources for their learning environment.

More features of this book include:

  • Suggested resources
  • Potential extensions
  • Photographs
  • Experiences linked with possibilities to the five EYLF Learning Outcomes
  • Descriptions and recommended processes for the experience
  • Ideas to assist with self-reflection in the form of questions

MUSIC AND MOVEMENT REFLECTING THE EYLF

Music and movement is important to the healthy development of the whole child.  A program that provides a variety of rich opportunities to explore music and movement can create an environment filled with joy and learning! This book is categorised into seven chapters: Sound, Vocal, Instrumental, Locomotor Movement, Non-Locomotor Movement, Genre and Technology.  Each chapter contains two main experiences with possible links to the five Learning Outcomes. These outcomes can vary according to the children’s actions, reactions and involvement.

More features of this book include:

  • Suggested resources
  • Potential extensions
  • Ideas for reflection
  • Four more experiences
  • Experience photographs
  • A list of terminology that can be used with children while exploring each area

SCIENCE EXPERIENCES REFLECTING THE EYLF

In an early childhood environment, science can be looked at in terms of exploring, discovering and nurturing the children’s curiosity about the world around them. Teaching science is not only about formal experiments and chemical reactions, for young learners, science can be an extension of their everyday world. Their natural curiosity and love for play can make learning scientific skills fun and meaningful. In this book you are provided with 25 learning experiences that cater for children aged 2-5 years. These experiences focus on different aspects of science and aim to be meaningful to the children, allowing them to make connections between what they already know and what they are learning.

More features of this book include:

  • Suggested resources
  • Potential extensions
  • Proposed modifications
  • Ideas for reflection
  • Possible links to the EYLF Outcomes
  • Experience photographs
  • Explanations of the science within each experience

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