Originally written by Pat Penrose in 1993, the re-release of Take Another Look builds on the fundamental concepts of observing children at play to see how they learn and grow.

Working alongside the New Zealand Tertiary College, Kelly Warren says the updated edition is a resource that offers a variety of learning lens for early childhood teachers, parents and students who work with children.

“Take Another Look is all about learning how to observe children at play as well as looking at the different stages of development in order to enhance our holistic knowledge of children to ensure the curriculum we are providing is meeting their needs, urges and stretching their capacity to love to learn.

Building on Pat’s original thinking and research, the book includes updated information regarding the variety of lens we can use to view children’s learning, and the need to examine ourselves and the role we play within our children’s lives,” says Warren.

New Shoots publishing co-founder Michelle Pratt says that they were immediately interested in republishing the ‘90s classic.

Take Another Look is a fantastic book that not only teaches us how to see behaviour and development in a new light but also helps us to understand what we are seeing when observing children at play.

We will be using the book at all the New Shoots Children’s Centres around New Zealand from June onwards and encourage teachers and students alike explore the book,” says Pratt.

“What a privilege it is to be involved in this taonga. I hope that it inspires kaiako to be fully present with children and to develop a greater awareness through observations to know, see and hear our tamariki,” adds Warren.

Take Another Look will be republished and available from the 20th of June 2019 from www.curiate.co.nz. RRP $31.99.

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