The earliest years of a child’s life play a critical role in their development.
A strong, stable foundation from which children can grow and thrive is essential to ensure that they maximise their potential in the primary and secondary stages of education.
Critical Publishing offer a vast array of early years texts that we believe are the most informed, critical and accessible books in today’s market.
Essential support for all trainees and practitioners working in early years contexts, helping them to understand and mitigate against the risk factors of mental health needs in children from birth to 5.
Rediscovering early years pedagogy and principles
This book provides early years teacher educators with critical guidance to explore the enduring philosophies and principles of early years’ pedagogy and to creatively interpret and communicate these to those they are training to be teachers and professionals.
Helps trainees and teachers to identify and support primary-aged children with mental health needs, providing a range of evidence-based tools.
Practical guidance on creative teaching, teaching for creativity and creative learning for all busy teachers.
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An up to date and informed exploration of technology-enhanced learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage, suitable for all trainee and in-service teachers.
A Thematic Approach
An up to date and accessible text that takes a critical approach to key themes within the early years, with a focus throughout on reflective practice.
Skills and knowledge for becoming an effective early years practitioner
A one stop shop of accessible and relevant information for all early years students to help them succeed in their degree, increase their employability skills and develop as ethical and critically reflective practitioners.
A fully up-to-date guide to the Numeracy Skills Test for Teachers, providing support and guidance plus hundreds of sample questions and full practice papers to ensure success.
A critical foundation
An essential text for students and practitioners on the development and acquisition of language and literacy in the early years.
Beyond the Surface
This book explains the unique insights that child observation can bring to practice with children and families and helps the reader develop their own skills in this approach.