Talking and Thinking Floorbooks 3rd ED. (Paperback)
"It would appear, from training across the world, that people are aware of what they need to do, but lack a clear methodology to achieve it. The Talking and Thinking Floorbook Approach has been adopted by many centres to support child-initiated planning." Excerpt from Claire Warden's Talking and Thinking Floorbooks® Book.
Observation, documentation, assessment and planning are most effective when they are matched to the needs of the child. In order to achieve this we need to understand children's thinking, through considering all the ways in which they communicate. The Floorbook approach provides tools for practitioners to listen to children, to open up conversations and to document their thinking, in order to create progression and challenge their thinking.
This book has been written to clarify the strategies that are available to practitioners to enable them to plan effective child centred experiences. It support you in implementing the Talking and Thinking Floorbooks methodology in your practice, and is a valuable resource for any manager, practitioner or educator who currently uses or is hoping to use the Floorbook approach.
The book explores how to use Talking and Thinking Floorbooks® and the ways in which we can consult children in all areas of play.
A handy free poster is included in your purchase which can be displayed within your setting to support you and your colleagues use of Floorbooks.