First Years


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2008 – Volume 10, Issue 2

Guest Editorial: Labour's Legacy
Helen May

The Philosophy of Te Whatu Pokeka: Kaupapa Maori Assessment and Learning Exemplars
Rita Walker

Liam's Story: The Musical Journey of a Young Boy
Lynne Anderson

Looking Out and Looking in: Reflecting on Conducting Observational Research in a Child-Care Nursery
Sheila Degotardi

Listening With Our Eyes: Lct as a Language of Communication
Linda Flavell And Hanna Faletaupule

Remembering Slade: Re-Visiting the Connection Between Very Young Children's Play and Drama
Adrienne Sansom

Burn the Rosters and Free the Teachers
Caryn Deans and Raewyne Bary

Putting Respect for Infants and Toddlers into Action
Sola Freeman

"Bang Bang! You're Dead" - Pondering on Guns in Children's Play
Pennie Brownlee

A Male Teacher's Perspective on Rough and Tumble Play
Ernie Belk

Getting Started With Schemas: Revealing the Wonder-Full World of Children's Play
Dance With Me in the Heart: The Adults'guide to Great Infant-Parent Partnerships
Inspired to Build: Unlocking the Potential of Block Play

Reviewed By Justine O'Horo-Gregon


2008 – Volume 10, Issue 1

Guest Editorial: Leadership Under the Spotlight
Kate Thornton

More Than "Follow the Leader": Rethinking Agency in Early Childhood Leadership
John Roder and Slavica Jovanovic

New Frames of Reference: Asking Questions as Part of Leadership Activity
Slavica Jovanovic and John Roder

Celebrating Tenderness: The Heart of Socio-Cultural Theory
Margaret Brennan

The Spiritual Lens: Multiple Images of Young Children
Jane Bone

Instruments in SPACE: Tools and Artefacts in Te Marua/Mangaroa Playcentre’s SPACE
Val Podmore and Sarah Te One

The Rights and Rites of Play for Toddlers in Aotearoa New Zealand
Part 1: Play as a Right

Jayne White and Jean Rockel

Te Papa Whakawhitwhiti: Disparate Discourses in the Arena of Encounter
Amiria O’Malley

Early Childhood Education and Care in New Zealand: Do We Have a Runaway Train?
Mike Bedford and Kerry Sutherland

"Sweet Dreams Baby"
Jean Rockel and Julie Peal

Book Review: "Outside is Where We Need to Be"
Lesley Pohio.


2007 – Volume 9, Issue 2

Editorial: Connecting People, Places and Things: ICT in a Web 2.0 World
Ann Hatherly

Unspoken Questions
Lorraine Sands and Karen Lichtwark

Resiliency in Hospitalized Children
Barbara Mackay

Is the Body an Endangered Species?
Reconceptualizing the Body in Early Childhood Education

Adrienne Sansom

Modes of Being: I. Control, Dissent, and Listening in Early Childhood
Modes of Being: II. Sasha and Alex

Stephen Wright

Painting with Infants: A Meaning and Connection Making Experience
Jannie Visser

Elemental Play: Capturing the Spirit of Nature
Debbie Ryder

Commentary: Challenges in Establishing an Infant-Toddler Specialism in Aotearoa New Zealand
Kim Powell

Is Being a Fairy Godmother a ‘Piece of Cake’?
Sophie Foster

Book Review: "Magic Places: The Adult’s Guide to Young Children’s Creative Art Work"
Beverly Clark


2007 – Volume 9, Issue 1

Editorial: A Revolution in Our Own Time - Magda Gerber’s Legacy to New Zealand Education
Maureen Perry and Jean Rockel

The Influence of the Pikler Philosophy in New Zealand: An Interactive Approach to Care
Derryn Chapman

Transforming Toddlers’ Play? The Challenge of Digitally Enhanced Toys
Janice Tossman)

"Do Roosters Have Chins"? Insights into Parenting a Young Child Who is Gifted
Caterina Murphy And Valerie Margrain

Expanding Intersubjectivity: The Potential of Bakhtinian Dialogism to Inform Narrative Assessment in Early Childhood Education
Jayne White and Joce Nuttall

Painting With Infants?
Hannahana Eichler

Stealing Time: Are Mat Times in Early Childhood Really Needed?
Carol Armstrong

Enhancing Infant Health and Development by Supporting Breastfeeding Mothers
Caroline Akitt

"Where’s Mummy? Who’s Mummy?"
Charlotte Robertson (Reprinted From Vol.8, Issue 2, Due To Production Error)

Conference Reports:
The Very First Men in Early Child Care and Teaching Summit

The National Launch of an Infant Mental Health Association of Aotearoa New Zealand

Book Review: "From Children’s Services to Children’s Spaces: Public Policy, Children and Childhood"
Clare Harper-Lee

Book Review: "Move Baby Move: A New Zealand Guide to Fostering Your Child’s Brain Development Through Everyday Activity"
Justine O’Hara-Gregan


2006 – Volume 8, Issue 2

Guest editorial: Are we listening?

By Val Podmore

Innovative transitions for infants and toddlers:
A research and practice journey
By Val Podmore & Jan Taouma with the A’oga Fa’a Samoa

Empathy: The joy of being together
By Maria Vicnze

Of painting and washing windows, and butter, jam and marmite sandwiches: Towards a more toddler inclusive Montessori setting
By Jannie Visser and Leonie Kelly

The body in early childhood: Revisioning dance
By Adrienne Sansom

Attending to our emotions
By Enid Elliott

Lessons from a duck pond
Miriam McCaleb

A Nordic exploration: Contemplations on early childhood education across the world
By Jayne White and Jean Rockel

‘Tummy-time’ confusion
By Marianne Hermsen-van Wanrooy

Where’s Mummy? Who’s Mummy?
By Charlotte Robertson

Learning from very young children
By Nora Muellar Tokunaga

2006 – Volume 8, Issue 1 

Guest editorial: Play as a response to life

Diti Hill

Re-visioning love and care in early childhood: Constructing the future of our profession
Carmen Dalli

Child care for infants and toddlers: Where in the world are we going?
(Peer reviewed) Margaret Sims, Andrew Guilfoyle and Trevor Parry

A moving weekend: Lessons from movement educator Ute Strub and SpeilRaum educator Andrea van Gosen
Pennie Brownlee

Can we do what we set out to do?: A reflective model of group agency
(peer reviewed) Robyn Reid and Sue Stover

The holistic learning outcomes of musical play for children with special needs
(Peer reviewed) Julie Wylie

“The teachers said my child is different”
Angel Chan

“Where to run?”: Creating a safe play environment for toddlers
Julie Stewart

Making mealtimes meaningful
Anita Homewood

Book review: “The origins of free play”
Reviewed by Pennie Brownlee

2005 – Volume 7, Issue 2

Guest editorial: A tribute to David Lange 1942 - 2005 and Sonja Davies 1923 - 2005

Anne Meade

Two years old in kindergarten: What are they doing there?!
(Peer reviewed) Judith Duncan

Mana Tamariki: A whanau learning story
Brenda Soutar

Stories beyond the gate
Robyn Lawrence

Natural reading, reading nature: The critical role that literacy skills play in building a sense of belonging to, and in, this world
Pennie Brownlee

Relationship-shaping: Teacher consistency and implications for brain development
(Peer reviewed) Miriam McCaleb and Nathan Mikaere-Wallis

What is the matter with Mary Jane? Or is there an art to listening to young children?
(Peer reviewed) Berenice Nyland

The technologist-toddler an ‘intentionality’
(Peer reviewed) Anita Mortlock

Technology and identity formation of infants and toddlers
(Peer reviewed) Anita Mortlock, Amanda Higgins, Steph Boniface, Helene Easter, Carol-Ann Gibbins, Sue Hunter, Anna Reid and Anufe Tugaga

Am I in the right place? A reflective model of individual agency
(Peer reviewed) Robyn Reid and Sue Stover

‘Open…shut them…open…shut them’: A personal reflection on inclusion
Charlotte Roberston

2005 – Volume 7, Issue 1

Guest editorial

Margaret Carr

Play: A personal history
Beverly Morris

A journey into research by way of professional development
Lorraine Sands

A place for everybody? Challenges in providing inclusive early childhood education for children with disability in Aotearoa/New Zealand
(Peer reviewed) Lesley Lyons

Curriculum: Challenged of context and complexity in early childhood settings
(Peer reviewed) Diti Hill

A place for breastfeeding in early childhood centres
Sappho Banks

Promoting children’s health in early childhood education services: Responding to meningitis
Angela Bush

Book Review
Anne Grey


2004 - Volume 6, Issue 2

Guest editorial - Keeping the dialogue behind the discourse alive

Sue Stover

The beginning of Helen's journey into a community of writing and writers
Guy Broadley

Music for infants and toddlers
Julie Wylie

The Pikler Institute, Budapest, Hungary
Janet Gonzalez~Mena

Checking the "story-eggs" we have about children, the basic ingredients to our current situation
Pennie Brownlee

Transition within an early childhood centre: The construction of children’s identities
Rosina Merry

Visual arts and music in the early years
Judy Wong

Learning from toddlers
Maria Cooper

A review
Helen Willberg


2004 - Volume 6, Issue 1


Jean Rockel

A new learning story: Capability and vulnerability
Miriam McCaleb

Wonder fuels a love affair
Pennie Brownlee

Visual language experiences: The beginnings of artistic self-expression for infants and toddlers
Jannie Visser

A lesson in listening and thinking: Katie and her shadow. (Peer Reviewed)
Helen Hedges

Infants, context and participation rights: An Australian image
Berenice Nyland

Before we can see and hear, do we need to be seen and heard?
Jean Rockel

International perspectives on the integration of early childhood provision
Philip Gammage

Early childhood social sciences: Social justice education or social engineering? (Peer Reviewed)
Debora Lee

Book review: Six books that consider the art of very young children
Sue Stover

2003 - Volume 5, Issue 2

Making connections over time and space

Sue Stover

Your feedback on shaping the future for infants and toddlers: Survey results
Ann Hatherly

Children's spaces for ethical practice
Peter Moss

Mathematical babies
Maureen Perkins

Establishing a natural environment
Sharon Alderson

More than a mere glance: An in-depth look at baby's attention to play
Diana Suskind

Theory as story: A framework for understanding and articulating the narrative of personal practice
Diti Hill

Infants' memories: What do they remember?
Anne Grey

Down the rabbit hole
Kylie Kingston

Responding to the cultural and linguistic diversity of refugee babies, toddlers and their families
Robyn Gerrity

Book review - "On reflection: Reflective practice for early childhood educators"
Robyn Reid

2003 - Volume 5, Issue 1

Travelling the yellow brick road

Rose Cole

Aubert - The spirit lives on
Keryn Doyle

Looking to the past, and back to the future
Anne Stonehouse

Where to from here? Challenges and opportunities in education: A commmentary
John Langley

Shape the future: Have your say
Helen Hedges and Jean Rockel

Helping our early childhood education shine
Anne Meade

A short history of anxiety about touch in early childhood education
Alison Jones

Furry, feathered, finned or feral: Pets in early childhood settings
Hilary Alach

Parents' experiences of different pedagogies
Lisa Terreni

Postmodern theory - Supporting early childhood professionals’ struggles for social justice in early childhood
Kylie Smith

Book review: “Babymoves: A step by step guide to enhancing your baby’s development through his or her own natural development”
Maureen Perry

Book review: “A city possessed: The Christchurch Civic Creche case - child abuse, gender politics and the law"
Sue Stover

2002 - Volume 4, Issue 2

This issue contains highlights from Infantastic, the Teacher’s Refresher Course that was held during April this year in Christchurch. Special thanks to Stuart Guyton, Course Director, his team, and all who have contributed to this issue.

Empowering infants and toddlers - and their teachers
Helen Hedges

Infantastic: The vision
Stuart Guyton

Images of the child: An historical overview
Jean Rockel

Working with cultural differences: individualism and collectivism
Janet Gonzalez-Mena

Te Ao Maori
Ngaroma Williams and Raiha Mahara

A Magic Place: Taking time to consider the crucial role of aesthetic environments on our children's development and well-being
Pennie Brownlee

Goldfields and Queenie: Centrol Otago wonders
Tricia Lomas

"Who loves ya baby?": Primary caregiving in early childhood centres
Viv Shearsby and Gae Thawley

Maggie-Rose: A parent's story
Bernadette Macartney

'It's evolving over time': Some reflections on shifts in assessment practices through the voices of infant toddler practitioners
Keryn Davis

Five key principles of heuristic play
Shelley Auld

Book review
Nicole Thompson

2002 - Volume 4, Issue 1

Guest editorial

Anne Meade

The importance of the early years: Towards re-framing our discourse
Carmen Dalli

So what is different about Learning Stories?
Ann Hatherly and Lorraine Sands

Passion, participation and pedagogy: Reflections on the Reggio Emilia approach to infant and toddler care and education
Debora Lee

Communicate and connect with music
Helen Willberg

Resilience in children
Gillian Gellert

Toward a culture of respect for infants and toddlers
Maureen Perry

Book Review: 'Bambini: The Italian approach to infant/toddler care'
Shareen Abramson

2001 - Volume 3, Issue 2

Guest Editorial

Anne B. Smith

Making meaning of separation: Contrasting pictures of the first good-bye
Janet Gonzalez~Mena

Issues of power in early childhood education: Reflections of a beginning teacher
Dallas Boyce

Passion, power and planning in the early childhood centre
Diti Hill

Closing our eyes very tightly: Attachment theory in the lives of children and other people
Stephen Wright

Profiling portfolios
Sarah Te One

“It was so insanely busy all the time": Student teachers experience family life anew
Helen Hedges and Colin Gibbs

The listening child and the music environment
Julie Denham

Book review: 'Politics in the playground'
Reviewed by Linda Mitchell


2001 - Volume 3, Issue 1

Guest editorial

Carmen Dalli

The second time you jump into the water: Problematising observation of children
Kylie Kingston and Stephen Wright

Under twos wear very big shoes
Janette Kelly

Cultural capital and competent children
Roy Nash

Using an action research cycle to implement change within an infant and toddler enviroment
Earlene Stead

Attachment theory revisited
Sue Watson

An introductory overview to theories of the construction of the self - Part 2
Elizabeth Rata

The sensual side of caregiving
Enid Elliot

What can we learn from the Antiques Road Show? A personal comment
Peter Heaslip

Book Review
Maureen Perry

2000 - Volume 2, Issue 2

Re-evaluing physical contact with young children

Sarah-Eve Farquhar

Science for infants and toddlers
Barbara Backshall

Reflections on infant dispositions
Susan Krieg

The dancing child: The wonderful link between movement and creativity
Adrienne Sansom

Brain development and learning
Robin Fancourt

Educators' perceptions of the transition process for infants into early childhood services
Lyn Foote and Karen Hurst

The Quality Journey: A case study
Anne Grey, Doug Haynes and Claire McLachlan-Smith

An overview to theories of the social construction of the self
Elizabeth Rata

Book review: Program planning for infants and toddlers: An ecological approach
Jenni Jones

2000 - Volume 2, Issue 1


Jean Rockel

Raising the profile of infant and toddler education
Joy Cullen

Understanding relationships between professional carers and infants in child care: A case study, action research approach
Sharne A. Rolfe

Myths or realities? Some thoughts about settling infants into early childhood centres
Deborah Lee

The mathematical world of the infant and toddler
Maggie Haynes

Computers and Playcentre: Are they compatible?
Pennie Brownlee

"One hundred percent full-on": Life changes in the transition to parenthood
Sarnia Butler and Lorraine Mcleod

An introduction to heuristic play and its application in an infant-toddler centre
Stuart Guyton, Jean Rockel and Melinda Newport

Book Review: "Rethinking the brain"
Anne E Grey

1999 - Volume 1, Issue 1

The Creation

Maureen Locke

Jean Rockel

An interview with Jean Rockel
Stuart Guyton

Temperament in infants
Beverley Morris

The trouble with 'quality’
Sarah-Eve Farquhar

Babies dance too! Dancing starts at an early age
Adrienne Sansom

Aesthetics in the infant-toddler environment
Vanessa Smith

Out of the mouths of babes: Learning and memory during infancy
Harlene Hayne

Book Review: "Babies: Responding appropriately to infants"
Helen Hedges

Infants and toddlers in a technological world
Jannie Visser

Talking about IT!
Moira Patterson

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