In this book practitioners will find clear and workable suggestions for opening up the Early Learning Goals to children with special educational needs. It will help them to use each work area of the early years setting as a means to teach the curriculum, and offers plenty of down-to-earth advice on activities to try with children who have additional needs.

Following the curriculum guidance laid down for the Foundation Stage, the author provides ideas for managing specific types of disability within the mainstream setting. Play is the focus throughout the book as the means of helping children to learn.

There are photocopiable activity sheets at the end of each chapter, together with a concise list of further reading. Useful resources and contact addresses are included.

chapter 2|11 pages

Personal, social and emotional development

chapter 3|16 pages

Communication, language and literacy

chapter 4|18 pages

Mathematical development

chapter 5|11 pages

Knowledge and understanding of the world

chapter 6|14 pages

Physical development

chapter 7|10 pages

Creative development