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    Students studying at partner institutions: you are welcome to use the resources available in The Hive in addition to your local library or learning resource centre. Please be aware The Hive may not hold copies of all the items on your resource list.

     

    Students studying at HoW College (HoW Redditch and students starting at HoW Worcester campus from Sep 2016): you are welcome to use the print resources available in The Hive in addition to your local library or learning resource centre. Please be aware that University online resources are not available away from The Hive, due to licence agreements, but you can use some University resources when you are logged into a Hive PC.

  2. Top tools to support you in completing your reading 10 items
    1. There are lots of strategies and methods to engage with literature. You may prefer to curl up with a print book in the library, scroll through an ebook on your laptop in a cafe, or set up a Text to Speech player while you cook at home. You may find that you want to read different items in different ways at different times - there is no one way of reading, so feel free to experiment to find what works for you. 

       

      Here you will find a short list of recommended tools that can enhance your use of electronic books, journals and other resources. These specific tools generally work best using smart browsers like Google Chrome, but all browsers will have a range of options available. This list is far from exhaustive! You are encourage to explore other options and feedback what works well (and less well) for you to help this list develop. 

    2. Do you find reading from a screen to be difficult or uncomfortable? Use 'ATBar' to adjust  your settings. ATBar is a free toolbar you can add to any web browser, and has lots to offer for everyone. You can change font style and size, add a colour overlay to reduce screen glare, and use the Text to Speech function to listen to your reading, as well as a dictionary and spellchecker, both handily embedded. Click on the links below for more about how this tool could support you alongside easy to use instructions. 

    3. Do you prefer to learn by listening? NVDA is a free and powerful screenreader, that supports over 50 languages and works across many web browsers, including Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Office programmes like Word. If you learn better by listening, this tool will be really useful. Have a look at the links below to explore this useful tool.  

    4. Are you often overwhelmed with the amount of text that you have been asked to read and give up before you start? Speed reading apps break down large blocks of text into small chunks of words, and allow you to choose the speed at which you scan them (warning: don't start too fast!). It seems a bit strange to begin with, but can help with focus. Below are a couple of suggestions that might support you in this approach to supporting your engagement. 

  3. Essential Reading 51 items
    1. Enabling Environments 5 items
      1. Transforming children's spaces: children's and adults' participation in designing learning environments - Alison Clark 2010 (electronic resource)

        Book Essential E-book, print copies also available from The Hive

      2. Transforming children's spaces: children's and adults' participation in designing learning environments - Alison Clark 2010

        Book Essential Print copies. E-book also available.

      3. Bringing the Reggio approach to your early years practice - Linda Thornton, Pat Brunton 2014 (electronic resource)

        Book Essential

      4. Appropriate environments for children under three - Helen Bradford 2012 (electronic resource)

        Book Essential Print and ebook available.

    2. Creativity and Curiosity 6 items
      1. Loose parts 3: inspiring culturally sustainable environments - Lisa Daly, Miriam Beloglovsky 2018

        Book 

      2. Loose parts 2: inspiring play with infants and toddlers - Miriam Beloglovsky, Lisa Daly, Jenna Daly 2016 (electronic resource)

        Book 

      3. Young children's creative thinking - Hiroko Fumoto 2012

        Book 

    3. Outdoor Learning 5 items
      1. Children learning outside the classroom: from birth to eleven 2017

        Book Essential 2nd edition print.

      2. Children learning outside the classroom: from birth to eleven - Sue Waite 2011 (electronic resource)

        Book Essential 1st edition eBook.

      3. Outdoor learning in the early years: management and innovation - Helen Bilton, ProQuest (Firm) 2010 (electronic resource)

        Book Essential Ebook, print copies also available from the Hive.

      4. Outdoor learning in the early years: management and innovation - Helen Bilton, Helen Bilton 2010

        Book Essential Print copies.E-book also available.

    4. Forest School / Natural Environments 6 items
      1. Bringing the forest school approach to your early years practice - Karen Constable 2014 (electronic resource)

        Book  Multi-user ebook. Print copy also available from the Hive

      2. Bringing the forest school approach to your early years practice - Karen Constable 2014

        Book  Print copy. Multi-user ebook also available.

      3. Nature and young children: encouraging creative play and learning in natural environments - Ruth A. Wilson 2018 (electronic resource)

        Book  Multi-user e-book. Print copies also available from the Hive.

    5. Risky Play 4 items
      1. No fear: growing up in a risk averse society - Tim Gill 2007

        Book  Ebook available as open access download (click the online resource button)

      2. No Fear: Growing Up in a Risk-averse Society - Tim Gill 2007

        Book  Print format

      3. Risk & Adventure in Early Years Outdoor Play - Sara Knight 2011

        Book 

    6. Digital Environments 2 items
      1. iPads in the early years: developing literacy and creativity - Michael Dezuanni, Karen Dooley, Sandra Gattenhof, Linda Knight 2015 (electronic resource)

        Book 

    7. Emotional Environment / Key Person / /Health & Well-Being 9 items
      1. Key persons in the early years: building relationships for quality provision in early years settings and primary schools - Peter Elfer, Elinor Goldschmied, Dorothy Y. Selleck, Peter Elfer 2012 (electronic resource)

        Book Essential Multi-user e-book. Print copies also available from the Hive.

      2. Key persons in the early years: building relationships for quality provision in early years settings and primary schools - Peter Elfer, Elinor Goldschmied, Dorothy Y. Selleck, Peter Elfer 2012

        Book Essential Print copies. Multi-user e-book also available.

      3. Supporting children's health and wellbeing - Jackie Musgrave 2017

        Book 

      4. Exploring well-being in the early years - Julia Manning-Morton 2014

        Book Essential

      5. Exploring well-being in the early years 2014 (electronic resource)

        Book  Multi-user ebook. Print copies also available from the Hive.

      6. Well-being in the early years - Caroline Bligh 2013 (electronic resource cby caroline bligh and six others)

        Book Essential

    8. Mindfulness and Emotional Intelligence 5 items
      1. Arts activities for children and young people in need: helping children to develop mindfulness, spiritual awareness and self-esteem - Diana Coholic 2010

        Book  E-book. Read Chapter 3 'Mindfulness-Based Practice.'

      2. Developing emotional intelligence in the primary school - Sue Colverd, Bernard Hodgkin 2011 (electronic resource)

        Book  This e-book has a 3-User licence.

      3. Developing emotional intelligence in the primary school - Sue Colverd, Bernard Hodgkin 2011

        Book  Print copies.

    9. Inclusion and Diversity 5 items
      1. Diversity and inclusion in early childhood: an introduction - Chandrika Devarakonda 2012

        Book Essential Print copies available at the Hive, eBook available below.

      2. Diversity and inclusion in early childhood: An Introduction (electronic resource) - Chandrika Devarakonda 2012

        Book Essential This is the eBook, print copies also available at the Hive.

      3. Inclusion in the early years - Cathy Nutbrown, Peter Clough, Frances Atherton 2013

        Book Essential

      4. Creating inclusive learning environments for young children: what to do on Monday morning - Clarissa Willis 2009 (electronic resource)

        Book Essential Ebook and print available

      5. Creating inclusive learning environments for young children: what to do on Monday morning - Clarissa Willis 2008

        Book Essential Ebook and print available

    10. Pedagogical Documentation 4 items
      1. Pedagogical Documentation in Early Years Practice - Alma Fleet, Catherine Patterson, Jessie Robertson 2017

        Book 

      2. Pedagogical Documentation in Early Years Practice - Alma Fleet, Catherine Patterson, Jessie Robertson 2017

        Book 

  4. Further Reading 19 items
    1. Ethical practice in early childhood - Ioanna Palaiologou 2012 (electronic resource)

      Book 

    2. Spaces to play: more listening to young children using the Mosaic approach - Alison Clark, Peter Moss, National Children's Bureau c2005

      Book  Ebook and print available

    3. Spaces to play: more listening to young children using the Mosaic approach - Alison Clark, Peter Moss, National Children's Bureau c2005 (electronic resource)

      Book  Ebook and print available

    4. Bringing the Reggio approach to your early years practice - Linda Thornton, Pat Brunton 2014 (electronic resource)

      Book 

    5. Reggio Emilia: how to get started in your setting - the Guilletots Playful Learning 2016

      Audio-visual document 

    6. A Montessori Morning - Lindsay Palmer

      Audio-visual document 

    7. Forest School Reflection Nursery Documentary - Wild Bee Productions 2011

      Audio-visual document 

    8. Attention, balance, and coordination: the A.B.C. of learning success - Sally Goddard, Lawrence J. Beuret, Peter Blythe, Valerie Scaramella-Nowinski 2017 (electronic resource)

      Book 

    9. Young children's personal, social and emotional development - Marion Dowling 2014

      Book 

    10. Appropriate environments for children under three - Helen Bradford 2012

      Book 

    11. Outdoor Provision in the Early Years - Jan White 2011 (electronic resource)

      Book Further

    12. Threads of thinking: schemas and young children's learning - Cathy Nutbrown 2011

      Book Further

  5. Challenging Reading 5 items
    1. Children's Social and Emotional Wellbeing in Schools : A Critical Perspective - Debbie Watson, Carl Emery, Phillip Bayliss, with, Margaret Boushel, and Karen McInnes 2012

      Book  This is the eBook, print copy also available at the Hive.

    2. Children's social and emotional wellbeing in schools: a critical perspective - Carl Emery, Phil Bayliss, Margaret Boushel, Karen McInnes 2012

      Book  eBook available above.

  6. Websites 3 items
  7. Study Skills 2 items
    1. The study skills handbook - Stella Cottrell 2013 (electronic resource)

      Book  4th edition eBook. Print and eBook available.

    2. Study Skills Handbook - Stella Cottrell 2013

      Book  4th edition print. Print and eBook available.