Synopses & Reviews
In early childhood settings, children spend much of their time handwashing, dressing, napping, and on other routines and transitions.
Turn these routine daily activities into learning experiences. By using transitions wisely, you not only help children develop skills but also run a more efficient, calm program environment. In addition to discussions on developmental issues, environments, educational values, and hygiene, this book includes examples of games and rhymes that help children accomplish daily transitions with ease.
Not just another activity book, Routines and Transitions is the most comprehensive review of current theory and practice in this area; an excellent introduction and training manual for new child care staff; and an in-depth refresher course with new insights for experienced caregivers.
Routines and Transitions is a complete guide to making the most routine daily activities in a childcare setting (hand washing, snacks, naps) a nurturing learning experience for young children from birth to five years old. An excellent introduction and training manual for new childcare staff.
Making the routines and transitions constituting over 50% of the childcare day a quality learning experience.
About the Author
Nicole Malenfant has 25 years experience as an early childhood education consultant and fieldwork supervisor. She teaches at the Universite de Montreal, and is a regular contributor to the magazine "Enfants Quebec." She is the author of Routines and Transitions and several other books.