Beautiful Thinking A philosophical approach to parenting and teaching from birth to five
Co-published with DialogueWorks, Beautiful Thinking can be bought as an eBook or paperback from Amazon. Beautiful Thinking is not available on the Kindle Paperwhite but can be downloaded on all other Kindle devices and Kindle apps. https://tinyurl.com/yyxsld5c
Brief Synopsis of Beautiful Thinking With the scaffolding of Roger Sutcliffe's Thinking Moves approach, Beautiful Thinking takes the, sometimes intimidating, world of metacognition and offers a wonderfully easy way to talk and play with young children to help them become the big thinkers of the future. This exploration of the way babies and children think and learn is accessible to parents, childminders, nursery and school staff alike and is guaranteed to change the way you think about thinking.
Praise for Beautiful Thinking
“Dulcinea Norton-Morris is an amazingly talented and imaginative Early Years educator. Her insight, passion and sheer creativity shout out from every page of this wonderful book. She has taken Thinking Moves to a whole new level for our youngest children.” Bob House, Director, DialogueWorks
“Beautiful Thinking captures perfectly something we would all do well to remember - that young children develop at an incredible rate and they are capable of much more than we often give them credit for. It’s clear that Dulcie understands this, from both her personal and professional recollections, and she conveys this so well in her book.” Nick Chandley, ‘Education consultant to the BBC programmes ‘What’s the Big Idea?’, ‘Feeling Better’ and ‘The World According to Kids’
“This book draws on the author’s in-depth knowledge of young children and her extensive experience of adapting the Thinking Moves approach in the early years context. It offers practitioners and parents valuable insights into how young children and babies make sense of the world, and provides a highly practical and user-friendly resource for ‘metacognition rich’ learning opportunities. For teacher educators, ‘Beautiful Thinking’ offers a unique approach to strengthen students’ teaching and planning skills, and exemplify academic input on talk and learning.” Dr Fufy Demissie, Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood Education “Beautiful Thinking deals with really important issues, especially for the times that we are living in, but is written in such an accessible, informal way that I feel we could be chatting over a cup of tea. It is vitally important that our children are taught these critical thinking skills, and this book provides very clear, structured guidance on how to achieve this at any age. This book should be required reading for teachers of all age groups. However, Beautiful Thinking very cleverly shows how it is never too early in a child’s life to begin to develop thinking skills.” Dr Ann-Marie McNicholas, Specialist Teacher and Author