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Creating Beautiful Learning Spaces that Inspire, Semann & Slattery Conference

Here you will find the writings and wisdom of all of the speakers at this conference: Claire Warden, Anthony Semann, Kirsty Liljegren, Stefania Giamminuti and Janet Roberston. We've also included some related books by popular authors that you might enjoy.

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The Right To Be 'Me'

Author(s): Claire Warden (click on the author's name for more titles)

A book written to celebrate the joy of being young. It is hoped that it will inspire and motivate people to value the contribution our children make to our communities. The core values and principles are the rights of very young children, birth to five years, to a high quality educational environment that focuses on emotional well-being.

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RRP $39.95

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Talking and Thinking Floorbooks - Third Revised Edition
An approach to consultation, observation, planning and assessment in children’s learning

Author(s): Claire Warden (click on the author's name for more titles)

This book will tell you how to plan with children. It has been comprehensively revised to provide greater insight into child centred planning in the now well established Floorbooks approach. The strategies that are set out in this revised edition are supported by diagrams and case studies which enable them to plan effective child centred experiences.

Step by step instructions on how to use Talking and Thinking Floorbooks™ and Talking Tubs which can be used to clearly evidence and document the learning process.

This revised edition contains a FREE pull out wall poster on "The Planning Cycle and Floorbooks" (Warden 2006) which will assist any adult working with children as partners in learning. 

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RRP $44.95

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Really Seeing Children

Author(s): Deb Curtis (click on the author's name for more titles)

Slow down, observe, delight, and practice really seeing children every day, for being with children in this way is not just a way of working, but a way of life. Deb Curtis, in her more than 40 years as an early childhood educator, has cultivated a reflective teaching practice devoted to really seeing children. Through her collection of stories and photographs, learn to suspend your adult agenda to really see children's perspectives and the amazing ways they experience the world. Taking up this practice will bring joy and deeper understanding to your work and life and allow you to engage with children in a more meaningful teaching and learning process. "What I've come to understand is that the most important work I do to see a child in positive ways is within me. I must continually work to transform my own view of children's behaviors, see their points of view, and strive to uncover how what I am seeing reveals the children's deep desire, eagerness, and capacity for relationships. There is no more important or rewarding work than this." - Deb Curtis

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RRP $84.95

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Potential of a Puddle, The

Author(s): Claire Warden (click on the author's name for more titles)

This book looks at the issues that surround quality outdoor play and learning. Each chapter examines an aspect of good practice and identifies key statements to consider as a framework for outdoor play.

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RRP $44.95

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Outdoor Learning Cards Portable ideas – Mud

Author(s): Claire Warden (click on the author's name for more titles)

A pocket full of ideas that build on the fascinations of children – practical and portable, these cards are designed to share the possibilities of playing outside in Nature. Use to stimulate curiosity and engage children through rich learning opportunities inside, outside and beyond.

Creating memories that will last a lifetime.

40 cards.

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RRP $29.95

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Outdoor Learning Cards Portable Ideas - Wood Whittling

Author(s): Claire Warden (click on the author's name for more titles)

A pocket full of ideas that build on the fascinations of children – practical and portable, these cards are designed to share the possibilities of playing outside in Nature. Use to stimulate curiosity and engage children through rich learning opportunities inside, outside and beyond.

We see whittling as an activity that allows children freedom, flexibility and a chance for a lot of personal space to connect with their sense of self and their natural environment. Whittling is an activity used on a regular basis in our Nature Kindergartens and during our work with teachers. When we introduce whittling to a group, we find that the engagement and wellbeing levels of the individuals generally increases and that the sensitivity to both the environment and peers increases.

42 cards - image on one side, text on the other.

Example ideas:
Make a home for fairies and elves
Whittle a marshmallow stick
Make a woven ball
Make a sun dial
Make a picture frame

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RRP $29.95

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Outdoor Learning Cards Portable Ideas - Cooking

Author(s): Claire Warden (click on the author's name for more titles)

A pocket full of ideas that build on the fascinations of children – practical and portable, these cards are designed to share the possibilities of playing outside in Nature.

Use to stimulate curiosity and engage children through rich learning opportunities inside, outside and beyond.

Creating memories that will last a lifetime 42 cards

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Outdoor Learning Cards Portable Ideas – Puddles

Author(s): Claire Warden (click on the author's name for more titles)

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A pocket full of ideas that build on the fascinations of children – practical and portable, these cards are designed to share the possibilities of playing outside in Nature. Use to stimulate curiosity and engage children through rich learning opportunities inside, outside and beyond.

Creating memories that will last a lifetime.

40 cards.

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RRP $29.95

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Outdoor Learning A Year at Auchlone - Summer DVD

Author(s): Claire Warden (click on the author's name for more titles)

New Release! Outdoor Learning A Year At Auchlone - Summer DVD.

‘Summer’ is the second in a series (of four) DVD’s.

Claire Warden presents and shares her practice, philosophy and expertise that underpins the award winning Auchlone Nature Kindergarten in Scotland.

DVD Filmed on location at Auchlone Nature Kindergarten.

DVD also contains a booklet written by Claire Warden.

The DVD and booklet are ideal for training and CPD, as they include examples of practice with points of reflection.

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RRP $150.00

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Outdoor Learning A Year at Auchlone - Spring DVD

Author(s): Claire Warden (click on the author's name for more titles)

'Spring' is the first (of four) DVDs.

Claire Warden presents and shares her practice, philosophy and expertise that underpins the award winning Auchlone Nature Kindergarten in Scotland.

DVD Filmed on location at Auchlone Nature Kindergarten.

DVD also contains a 20 page booklet written by Claire Warden.

The DVD and booklet are ideal for training and CPD, as they include examples of practice with points of reflection.

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RRP $150.00

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Nurture Through Nature

Author(s): Claire Warden (click on the author's name for more titles)

This book explores the connection that very young children have to nature. Each chapter celebrates a natural element such as mud and details practical ideas for taking children under three outside to play.

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RRP $59.95

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Nature Kindergartens and Forest Schools

Author(s): Claire Warden (click on the author's name for more titles)

This new title provides a balance of academic research and case studies of children's voices to explore all the facets of setting up and co-ordinating a Nature Kindergarten. Claire Warden's Philosophy of the Nature Kindergartens is an awe inspiring blend of a naturalistic space indoors, a landscape designed by children and a wild space where children can be outside for up to 90 percent of their day all year round. Full colour photography throughout brings the books to life through the children's learning stories.

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RRP $69.95

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Learning with Nature
Embedding Outdoor Practice

Author(s): Claire Warden (click on the author's name for more titles)

Learning outside the classroom is a key part of early years and primary practice and is on the rise in settings across the world. This book centres on outstanding outdoor practice and how children can learn and develop in natural environments. Focussing on children aged from 2-11 this book contains:

- A self-evaluation toolkit for educators to reflect on what they're doing now and where to develop to be more effective.

- Examples of practice from around the world and in various environments, including urban settings.

- An entire chapter on assessment and planning to help ensure and demonstrate quality of provision.

Looking at all the possibilities and approaches, there are models for practice to suit every setting so that everyone can make outdoor learning part of the core teaching and learning objectives.

Contents:

Introduction  
Chapter 1: Self-Evaluation of Practice  
Chapter 2: Characteristics that Shape Outdoor Learning  
Chapter 3: Learning with Nature  
Chapter 4: Sharing Values with Parents  
Chapter 5: Observation, Planning and Assessment  
Chapter 6: Embedding Practice  
References

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RRP $64.00

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Insights — eBook
Behind early childhood pedagogical documentation

This eBook is in a PDF format.

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RRP $69.95

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Fascination of Water - Puddles

Author(s): Claire Warden (click on the author's name for more titles)

This series provides an insight into the knowledge you require to facilitate learning occuring in outdoor environments, taking the natural elements as a guide.

A combination of children's voices and progression points share the approach of teaching and learning, which in 2011 received three accolades and was described as 'inspirational and sector leading'.

Simple, clear and easy to use for anyone working with children from 3 - 11 years old.

Presented in A5, with full colour photographs throughout its 49 pages.

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RRP $21.95

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