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.
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.
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.
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 you succeed in your degree, increase your 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.
Subject and Pedagogic Knowledge
Essential reading for all those teaching or training to teach Early Years mathematics, providing comprehensive subject and pedagogic knowledge for those responsible for the youngest children in school and their vital first experiences of learning mathematics.
Lessons from Primary Practice
Covers the full range of topics and teaching strategies to support all practitioners in an international school context.
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.
An up to date multi-disciplinary and holistic approach to the well-being of young children that supports child development modules on a variety of university courses.