Playing and Exploring in the Early Years


Focuses on teaching and learning and its practical implications for early years practice

Anni McTavish

Playing and Exploring in the Early Years looks at the crucial area of playing and exploring, examining the developmental theory behind play and its connection to best practices in early years education. It incorporates observations from early years settings, as well as current research and thinking.

Key topics covered include:

  • Communication and Language: Understanding how play fosters language development and communication skills.
  • Learning Environment: Creating effective indoor and outdoor learning spaces that encourage exploration and discovery.
  • Extended Learning: Strategies for extending learning opportunities through play.

By integrating theory with practical insights, this book provides a comprehensive guide for educators to enhance children’s development through purposeful play.


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Anni McTavish

Anni McTavish is an early childhood creative arts consultant, writer and trainer, working across the United Kingdom. With a background in the arts, psychotherapy and education, she has had over 20 years’ experience in the early years sector and is an Associate of Early Education. She also leads songs, story-making and movement sessions.

Additional Information
Weight 0.21 kg
Dimensions 297 × 210 × 5 cm