Enhancing Early Years Science

April 2007
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  • Publisher
    Trentham Books
  • Published
    20th April 2007
  • ISBN 9781858563879
  • Language English
  • Pages 95 pp.
  • Size 7" x 9.75"
  • Images b/w photos

The early experiences children have with science are crucial in determining later attitudes to learning about it.

Here is an excellent introduction for early childhood teachers in training, which also helps practicing teachers to make science accessible and interesting to young children. It provides strategies to help maintain the impetus all through primary school given by good science teaching in the early years and includes suggestions for cross-curricular teaching, including information technology.

The book is full of practical, well tested ideas linked to the science curriculum. It is an important addition to the early childhood educator’s booklist, and a useful reference book across the later key stages.

Acknowledgements; Foreword; SECTION 1: INTRODUCTION 1) Why This book?; 2) How Do Young Children Learn?; 3) What is Science and How can it be Enhanced?; SECTION 2: APPROACHES 4) Paired and Peer Teaching; 5) Creating Effective Home/School Partnerships; SECTION 3: KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING 6) Science and Literacy; 7) Science and Numeracy; 8) Science and Technology; 9) Resources; References; Index.

Jennifer Smyth

Jennifer Smyth teaches science in the Department of Education, London Metropolitan University.