This vastly expanded new edition of Thinking Children explores the frequently observed schemas of young children–patterns of behaviour from which understanding and growth is derived–and draws out the nature of this learning.
It is essential that adults working with young children are able to recognise and identify schema learning and understand and support the opportunities for learning they present. Good observational skills are a key element and the book features a Child Observation Schedule.
Rich with case studies and examples, the authors provide an accessible insight into:
They show how schema learning is enhanced when children can choose what they play with, and for how long, in a varied play environment.
Thinking Children will help you feel more confident and knowledgeable about extending schema learning, whether you are a student on a course in early childhood education or whether you are a more experienced practitioner in an early years setting.