Gifted and Talented in the Early Years: Practical Activities for Children Aged 3 to 6
SAGE Publications Ltd
Publication Date :
1 Jan 2012
2 Rev ed
'This new edition advocates an inclusive approach and updates current theories, research and best practices in the field. The text incorporates 21st century skills, cultural perspectives and international education, and focuses on how to create appropriately challenging activities for the young gifted and talented child' Gillian Eriksson, Coordinator: Gifted Education Program, School of Teaching, Learning and Leadership, University of Central Florida 'This expanded edition builds on Margaret's approach to teaching and learning, making us think how we can best include gifted and talented children in our early years settings. By providing opportunities for young children to learn from each other and from their communities and families, gifted and talented young learners can be appropriately challenged and recognised within an inclusive setting' -Peter Merrotsy, Senior Lecturer in Gifted and Talented Education, University of New England, Australia Combining theoretical perspectives with practical activities, this book offers clear guidance on how to ensure you and your setting can identify and provide for very young children in your care who are gifted and talented. With an emphasis on providing the best learning opportunities for all, there is specialist advice for all staff working in early years settings. New to this new edition is: - information on recent research and new thinking in the field - international views of gifted and talented young children - links to the early years curriculum - new activities and ideas - extended coverage for young children aged 3 to 6 There are lots of ideas for things to try out in your setting, and photocopiable practical activities for parents to try out at home. Margaret Sutherland is a Lecturer in Additional Support Needs at the University of Glasgow and Director of the Scottish Network for Able Pupils (SNAP).