This comprehensive textbook for reception year and Foundation Phase learners and students starts from the premise that a child’s early years are crucial in the development of full potential. The focus of this book throughout is on how the child needs to explore the world through play. The book follows an integrated approach that will support the learner in terms of intellectual, physical, emotional, perceptual and language development. In line with the Foundation Phase guidelines, this book has been written to include those areas that teachers grapple with, such as language (reading and writing), mathematics, life skills and subfields, beginning knowledge, art and culture, and physical and health education. This eBook is in ePDF format, which enables you to: • View the entire book offline on desktop or tablet; • Search for and highlight text; and • Add and edit personal notes directly in your eBook.