Ashridge Nursery has assembled and continues to assemble a collection of books and resources for parents to help them support the learning and development of their children.
At present these resources are as follows:
Ready, Steady, Talk.
Great games to help children get ready for pre-school and beyond
I CAN (2008)
Flying Start with Literacy – Activities for parents and children.
Full of wise advice and ideas to structure the right foundations for successful literacy learning, which also happen to be enormous fun.
Ros Bayley and Lynn Broadbent ( 2005)
Toxic childhood: How the modern world is damaging our children and what we can do about it.
‘Just what we all need to be reading. The levels of anxiety about our children are reaching new heights and we desperately need this kind of careful analysis’. Dr Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury
Sue Palmer (2006)
Detoxing Childhood : What parents need to know to raise happy successful children.
‘Full of insights, ideas and practical advice – every parent should have this clear-sighted, immensely readable and accessible book to hand’ Gervase Phinn.
Sue Palmer (2007)
Let Me Be. I am a Child: A cry for the rights of creativity and childhood in education.
A book for parents, teachers and all those concerned about early years education.
Peter Dixon (2005)
A word of mouth bestseller which has become one of the best loved and most successful books in the parenting.
Steve Biddulph (2010)
Chatter Matters (DVD).
Talking with your child from birth helps them develop their brain, learn to read and write, make friends, do well at school and be happy.
I CAN (2007)
Too Much, Too Soon? Early Learning and the Erosion of Childhood.
‘I have watched with dismay as early years education has been caught up in the achievement –oriented values of our market culture. The diverse voices in this book challenge this agenda and affirm the over-riding importance of attachment relationships , experimental learning and emotional development in early childhood.
Sue Gerhardt, author of ‘Why Love Matters’
Richard House (Editor) 2011
The Nursery also has a variety of books to support parents in providing a variety of craft, literacy, maths, outdoor etc, experiences for their children.
Please speak to any member of staff if you wish to borrow any of these resources.