Observation, documentation, assessment and planning are most effective when they are matched to the needs of the child. In order to achieve this we need to understand children’s thinking, through considering all the ways in which they communicate. The Floorbook provides tools for practitioners to listen to children, to open up conversations and to document their thinking, in order to create progression and challenge their thinking.
The large A2 (42 x 59.4 cms) size lets many children fit around and write in it at the same time. This allows for dynamic group documentation sessions. The large paper size gives children plenty of space to write down as many ideas as they would like. Each Floorbook includes 20 pages which is the perfect amount to fully explore a topic.
The heavy duty and high quality 270gsm paper is sturdy enough for young children to work on both indoors and outdoors. The paper will hold together for long periods of time – no more ripped and untidy pages from children revisiting their learning!
The large blank covers will allow children to decorate each Floorbook. You can reinforce the idea that children are leading their own learning by allowing them to decorate the book.
The spiral bounding will hold pages together securely, preventing rips and allowing them to be used inside and outside.
A Floorbook will share ideas, reflections, challenges, solutions and failures, thoughts, actions, observations, plans and desires. It will also allow children to revisit their learning as often as they wish, meaning that they can also reflect on previous learning with what they now know.
- Size A2 42 x 59.4 cms
- 20 pages