How to Observe Children

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Heinemann, 2005 - Child development - 162 pages
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Shows students how to make the links between observations and child development theory, helping them to achieve higher grades in their childcare awards. Provides guidance on terminology and presentation to ensure students do the best they can in their assignments. Includes chapters on observing for the Birth to Three Framework, the Foundation Stage and the National Curriculum. Written by an experienced early years professional and author - Sheila Riddall-Leech is Lead Examiner for CACHE and author of Childminding and Managing Children's Behaviour.

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Fantastic book, just read a few pages before my child observation, I now know my aims and objectives, a excellent buy!


Preparing to observe 15
Observation techniques 31
From observation to evaluation 49
Linking observations to developmental norms 66
Linking observations to the Birth to Three Matters Framework 79
Linking observations to the Foundation Stage Curriculum 105
Glossary of key terms 135
Table of developmental norms 145
References bibliography and further reading 157

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