• Learning and Development Schemas: On Repeat

      Atherton, Frances; University of Chester (Nursery World, 2014-01-27)
      Remarkable capabilities are divulged in the most conspicuous ways as children play. This can lead the devoted and discerning observer into a deeper understanding of the intricate nature of young children’s thinking. In what they do, the language they use and the things they make as they play, children acquaint us with important aspects of their learning and development. Through careful observation, underlying patterns in thinking can emerge as children work on their schemas. With this in mind, the imperative for adults working with young children to sustain and nurture these forms of thought becomes ever more apparent.
    • Understanding schemas and young children: From birth to three

      Atherton, Frances; Nutbrown, Cathy; University of Chester (SAGE, 2013)
      This book focuses specifically on schemas and children under three. The authors trace the development of schemas from motor level through to symbolic representation, and show hot to use schema theory to understand young children's learning and behaviour.