I'm a bit out of touch with current best practice in early years and hope some of you kind and lovely people may be able to help. A friend is currently working overseas and has been asked to support some teachers to develop a more child centered approach in their early years and primary classrooms. Currently there is an over reliance on traditional, formal school teaching methods (e.g. sitting and learning to write in workbooks / listening and repeating after the teacher) They want to try more active methods, but they just don't know where to start. She's trying to put together some resources to help. What she most needs is some good resource books about nursery teaching methods so she can help with the theory as well as the practical things. Can anyone point us in the right direction? names? useful, preferably practical books? Resource ideas? Anything helpful really. I'd be so grateful. (as will the pupils ) BG.