Children's books play a vital role in education, and this book helps you to choose books that have the most to offer young children. Each chapter reflects on a different theme or genre and their role in educational settings, and recommends ten 'must reads' within each one. The themes covered include: - books for babies - literature for the very young - narrative fiction - books in translation - poetry - picture books - graphic texts. Early years professionals, childcare professionals and teachers working from nursery to Key Stage 3 will find this book a fascinating and useful resource.
Fragments of a Childhood presents a collection of short stories offering an intimate glimpse into author Greda Christensen's childhood in Denmark. She reminisces about the sacrifice, love, and the close-knit ties that can only be created by the strength of family. She talks about the greatest trauma her family experienced-her father's struggle with alcohol, which eventually took him away from the family forever. After the departure of their father, Greta, her mother and her five brothers and sisters had to live with her grandparents until her mother remarried six years later. Although theirs was a difficult childhood, she recalls many good memories from their early life along with the bad ones. From the joys of fishing on their grandparents' farm on a long summer day to the first meeting with an estranged father by the children too young to remember him, the memories of her childhood come shining through in these short stories. There are also stories of school, a horse named Pejer, and the tragic end of the cows that she hated so much. Through all of the stories, the common thread is her love for her family and her homeland. Although she would eventually migrate to Canada, the memories of the past are lovingly recounted for all to enjoy in this collection.
Children! Impressionable, innocent, enthusiastic, eager to learn, and all different. In fact, if you believe that all children are identical-with the same interests, abilities, and size-thenChildren Moving is not the book for you. The authors of Children Moving, however, recognize that each child is unique. One size does not fit all! Thus,Children Moving guides you in the process of learning to teach a curriculum that is differentiated for a range of skill abilities and fitness levels. If all children were the same, we would be able to package a curriculum with the same games and the same gymnastic stunts and dances you would do with all of the children as if they were identical.Children Moving, on the other hand, introduces you to the reflective approach-a process of teaching that provides the background for you to adapt, adjust, and modify lessons so they are interesting and worthwhile for all of the children you teach-from the lowest to the highest skill and fitness levels. The ultimate goal, of course, is to guide youngsters in the process of becoming physically active for a lifetime.The lesson plans to accompanyChildren Moving, On the Move: Lesson Plans for Children Moving, are now available on the CREATE platform. To order your print or eBook copies, visit http://create.mcgraw-hill.com.
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