Learning to Learn

Handbook / Teacher's Guide


Learning to Learn
Product Description

Author: Sally Featherstone

How children learn is much more important than what they learn.

This book will help you to understand what works for the growing brain, and (even more important) what doesn't! 

It is more and more evident that HOW children learn is much more important then WHAT they learn.

Babies are born with a drive to learn, but as babies become children this drive can falter. What are the keys to keeping the momentum going, so children are ready for each stage of their childhood as they reach it?

We can influence the quality of learning, without buying specialist DVDs, choosing expensive toys or becoming a 'helicopter adult” hovering over children and controlling everything they do.

Busy parents and practitioners can make sure that the times they have with children are both enjoyable in the present and useful in the future.

This book introduces you to some of the things that affect children's learning, explains these in readable terms, and gives you simple ways of making sure that children get the best start in their lifelong learning journey. 

“Learning to Learn offers a very readable perspective on children's development and life chances through the eyes of Sally Featherstone, an educator with heart! Providing insights into the many influences on children's lives, she considers the seven ages of the child from before birth up to age seven - analysing some of the key features that will support them to grow and to learn.” –  Ann Langston, Director of Early Years Matters Ltd 


Part 1. Brainworks

  1. The nuts and bolts of the growing brain:
  2. But how does it work?
  3. Everyone is unique!
  4. Turning linking into thinking – what children need to do
  5. Adults really do make a difference! The magic mix of the child, the adult and the environment 
  6. Families matter
  7. Ten Tips for brain ready/mind ready children

Part 2. Making it work for real children

How are children expected to use their brains in nursery and the early years of school?

  1. The Young ones – what works (and what doesn't) for babies
  2. A brain on legs – what works (and what doesn't) for under threes
  3. I can do it – No I can't – what works (and what doesn't) for threes to sevens


Sally Featherstone

Sally Featherstone has a wealth of experience as a teacher, head teacher and a local authority adviser and inspector. In recent years, alongside her activities in publishing, Sally has continued to build a national reputation as a trainer and consultant in the Primary and Early Years field.



HK$ 199.00