Woodwork in Early Years Education by Pete Moorhouse is published. 82 Pages 94 Images.
This book covers in considerable depth the impact woodworking can have in Early Years education. It looks in detail at the many learning and development outcomes and gives a comprehensive account of what you need to get started.
Pete’s enthusiasm is clearly apparent as is his commitment to encouraging children’s creative thinking. It is clear using wood a creative material can help develop children’s imagination and creativity as well as develop many other skills. Working alongside Pete, I have seen children learning at the deepest level. For some children, working with wood was the key which unlocked the barriers to learning. The impact has been long term.
Woodwork has demonstrated that it is very popular activity with the children, and provides a rich source of enjoyment as well as learning. I have seen at first hand how young children, their parents and carers and the adults who work with them, have been inspired.
I very much encourage you to try introducing woodwork in your setting and I’m sure that you will find this book an invaluable resource.
Park School and Children’s Centre