Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Preschool Resource Review - Young Investigators

I know that back to school season is in full swing, but I thought I'd do something a little different this year.  Instead of sharing tips, tricks, and classroom ideas (because I've shared plenty of those already) I thought that I would share some of my favorite resource books.  Everyday this week I'll do a review of a different book that I have read, loved, and use regularly.

These will be books that are part of my own personal resource library and have helped me in some way - whether they've made planning easier, changed my teaching philosophy fundamentally, or helped me understand my students better.  I hope that you will take a few minutes to explore some my favorite resources.  Who knows, maybe you'll even find one that fills a gap in your own resource library! (All links are affiliate links)

The book that I want to highlight today is one that I've shared here before - Young Investigators


When I started my first "real job" at a Reggio inspired school I was given a stack of books to read.  Young Investigators was by far the most helpful, and the easiest to understand.  It includes numerous real-life examples of projects that have been carried out in early childhood classrooms all over the world.  The information is practical and can be easily translated to the classroom setting, which is exactly why I find myself turning to it time and time again, especially when I feel like a project has lost momentum or I'm not quite sure what to try next.

Young Investigators and it's companion Becoming Young Thinkers are my favorite books about the Project Approach, and they have without a doubt changed the way that I teach and interact with young children.

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