- xii, 239 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm
- Includes bibliographical references.Summary: Children are 'hard-wired' to learn and they learn best by being active and autonomous - exploring, discovering, creating and taking risks, in other words, by playing. However, formal, subject specific lessons and a focus on data, targets and unrealistic expectations are causing young children to be bored and stressed and this is stifling their learning. 'Year One in Action' reveals the remarkable progress children can make when they are allowed to pursue their own interests, ideas and challenges in a superb enabling environment supported by responsive, skilled and empathic staff. Demonstrating how a child-led approach supports the development of purposeful, calm, confident and independent children, the book offers a unique month-by-month insight into the workings of a highly successful Year One class.