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This book is about Harry, a determined little boy, who is intrinsically motivated to explore his world from an early age. His parents and grandparents find him so fascinating that they keep a written and video diary of Harry's play from when he is 8 months to five years. The author offers theories about how children learn and applies the theories to the observations of Harry.
The book demonstrates how effectively Harry accesses each area of the curriculum through his interests. It shows how Harry develops coping strategies when the family experiences major changes. It also highlights the contribution made by Harry's parents and his early years educators to his early education. Much of what we learn about Harry's early learning can be applied to many other young children.
This book about one child's early development and learning will be of interest to all who are fascinated by how young children learn - nursery practitioners, early years teachers, parents, students and advisers.
1.Getting to know Harry and his family
Observing Harry and using theory to understand Harry's development and learning
3.Harry's physical development
4.Listening to Harry - Harry's personal, social and emotional development
5.Harry learns to communicate, to use language and to become literate
6.Harry develops mathematical concepts
7.Harry's creative development
8.Harry gains knowledge and understanding of the world