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The First Years Journal - Ngā Tau Tuatahi

The First Years Nga Tau Tuatahi Journal of infant and Toddler Education has been produced twice yearly since 1999.  It is published with assistance from the School of Learning, Development and Professional Practice, at the Faculty of Education, The University of Auckland. It is a double-blind refereed journal that publishes articles, research, book reviews and commentaries on infant-toddler education.

This page provides details about the content of the upcoming issue of The First Years Journal - Ngā Tau Tuatahi.

A must read for anyone working with children upto the age of two years, you can subscirbe to the journal here


The First Years Nga Tau Tuatahi, Volume 15 issue 1, 2013

Editorial: ‘Swings or roundabouts?’:  Re-visiting changing views of care and education in the first years by Jean Rockel,

Sharing ideas about ‘care as curriculum’:  Teachers’ voices by Katherine Bussey (peer reviewed)

Spirituality:  The neglected element of holistic infant-toddler pedagogy by Samantha Burn (peer reviewed)

Self-regulation and mental health by Stuart Shanker (Reprinted with permission of author)

Doing, becoming and belonging online:  A new approach to infant-toddler teacher professional learning by Justine Mason

In the Land of Opportunity:  Pondering on children’s ears and mother-tongues in early childhood by Pennie Brownlee

The impact of a home library service for babies:  Where to begin?  By Miriam Anderson (peer reviewed)

Respect:  An ‘aha’ moment by Cecelia Clarke

Between two worlds:  A teacher-educator’s reflection on the RIE Foundation course by Joanna Williamson

An issue of sustainability:  A teacher reflection on making choices by Meg Moss

Book review:  Books for babies, reviewed by Nola Harvey.


Volume 14, Issue 2, 2012

Editorial: How can we match the 'cleverness' of infants?
by Jean Rockel

Marie Bell: Much more than "a good woman" 1922-2012
by Carmen Dalli

Infants' and toddlers' interests and inquiries: Being attentive to non-verbal communication
by Maria Cooper, Helen Hedges, Linda Ashurst, Bianca Harper, Daniel Lovatt and Trish Murphy (peer reviewed)

"Ma te huruhuru ka rere: Birds require feathers to fly"
by Lesley Rameka and Rita Walker (peer reviewed)

A study of teachers' work in providing quality care and education for infants and toddlers
by Anne Meade, Margaret Stuart and Joanna Williamson (peer reviewed)

Pedagogical companionship: supporting the thinking of others
by Robyn Lawrence (peer reviewed)

Supporting young children to grow up healthy in spirit: The importance of spirituality in relationships
by Susan Batchelar, Helen Hedges and Mavis Haigh (peer reviewed)

Teachers as agents of change: A reflection on the hemispheric differences of New Zealand and Mexico
by Jean Rockel

Book Review. A childhood psychology: Young children in changing times
Reviewed by Janis Carroll-Lind