easy to use full colour wheel twists around to reveal the age section you need
and has information on both sides.
It has been developed as an easy to read and use tool for parents/carers that is
compliment our 'Development and Learning Journey' book for practitioners of
children from birth to five. The wheel
was produced with early
years practitioners and as a follow on from the original Helping Little Ones Bloom book (which is for
birth to three years). Written by practitioners and early years advisors it contains useful information about what we might expect
children to be achieving in the first five years of their life.
Split into nine
sections the moveable wheel twists round to the relevant age section - the first
being birth to three months and the last being age four to five. On one side of
the wheel there are general things that the child might/should be able to do at
each age stage and there is also a
list of things that the family can do to help the child, for each age group. The
reverse side gives parents information about how to keep the child safe and
healthy at each stage of their development from birth through to five years old.
This was the first of our two wheels covering the early years and our other
'speech and language wheel' focuses on how young children will develop from
recognition and movement, through to their talking and writing skills from an
early age. It covers five areas which are: Attention & Listening; Social
interaction; Play; Understanding; Expression and Talking. Click
for details about the Speech & Language wheel.
This simple to use
one piece tool (measuring
approx 230mm in diameter, so they are easy to carry around)
comes laminated for a longer lifespan and all of the information
contained within it was written by practitioners and early years advisors to
ensure that it will meet the needs of not only parents and carers, but also
practitioners, students and others working in early years.