Inspiring Creative Play

Further reading booklist

·       A Place to Learn - Developing a stimulating learning environment. Lewisham Early Years Advice and Resource Network.

·       Cultivating Creativity in Babies, Toddlers and young Children Tina Bruce, Pub. Hodder & Stoughton. ISBN 0-340-81467-5. 

·       Designs for Living and Learning, transforming Early Childhood Environments. Deb Curtis and Margie Carter, Pub Redleaf  ISBN 1-929610-29-7

·       50 Exciting Ideas for Story boxes. Helen Bromley. Lawrence Educational Publishers. ISBN 1-903670-16-0

·       Helping Young Children Learn Through Activities in the Early Years. Hodder and Stoughton. ISBN 0-3440-78053-3

·       Learning Outdoors – Improving the Quality of Young Children’s Play Outdoors. Edited by Helen Bilton. David Fulton publishers. ISBN 1-84312-350-9

·       Playing Outside. Helen Bilton. David Fulton Publishers. ISBN 1-84312-067-4

·       Risk and Adventure in Early Years Outdoor Play, Learning from Forest Schools. Sarah Knight ISBN978-1-8490-630-3

·       Playing and Learning Outdoors. Making provision for high quality experiences in the outdoor environment. Jan White ISBN 978-0-415-41211-7

·       Spotlight on Young Children and the Creative Arts. Derry Koraleck. ISBN 1-92889602305

·       Supporting Creativity and Imagination in the Early Years. Bernadette Duffy. Open University Press. ISBN 0-335-19871-6

·       The Boy who would be a Helicopter. The uses of storytelling in the classroom. Vivian Gussin Paley. Havard University press.

·       ‘Creative learning in the early years is not just child’s play...’ Born Creative. Edited by Charlie Tims  ISBN 978-1-906693-54-1 (downloadable)

·       Little Baby Beat Baby + Little Baby Beat Baby Book of Ideas. Helping Young Children with Steady Beat.  Ros Bailey and Lyn Broadbent. Both available from Lawrence Educational

·       Finding and exploring young children’s fascinations. The National Strategies ref: 00107-2010BKT-EN

·       Learning, playing and Interacting. Good practice in the EYFS. The National Strategies ref:

·       Boys and Girls Learn Differently, Michael Gurian ISBN : 0-7879-6117-5

·       Boys and Girls come out to Play, Sally Featherstone and Ros Bailey ISBN : 1-905019-17-5

·       Images of Violence: Responding to children’s representations of the violence they see, Sian Adams and Janet Moyle ISBN : 1-905019-15-7

·       Boys and Girls: Superheroes in the doll corner, Vivian Gussin Paley ISBN : 0-226-64492-8

·       Boys don’t cry: Boys and Sexism in Education, Sue Askew and Carol Ross ISBN : 0-335-10296-4

·       We Don’t Play with Guns Here: War, Weapons and Superhero Play in the Early Years, Penny Holland.

·       50 Exciting ideas for using superheroes. Annie McTavish

·       A Place to Talk at my Childminders. Elizabeth Jarman ISBN978-1-4081-1470-4