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COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL Contents Acknowledgments ix Introduction 1 Chapter 1 A New Way of Being with Children: An Overview of the Study Sessions 12 Chapter 2 Study Session: Learning to See 24 Chapter 3 Study Session: Observing for Children’s Perspectives 40 Chapter 4 Study Session: Observing Children’s Lively Minds 56 Chapter 5 Study Session: Observing How Children Use Their Senses 72 Chapter 6 Study Session: Observing How Children Explore, Invent, and Construct 90 Chapter 7 Study Session: Observing How Children Connect with the Natural World 106 Chapter 8 Study Session: Observing How Children Seek Power, Drama, and Adventure 122 Chapter 9 Study Session: Observing Children’s Eagerness for Drawing, Symbolic Representation, and Literacy 144 Chapter 10 Study Session: Observing How Children Form Relationships and Negotiate Conflict 166 Chapter 11 Study Session: Observing Children with Their Families 184 Chapter 12 Getting Organized to Observe and Study Your Documentation 208 Chapter 13 Using and Sharing Your Observations with Others 226 Chapter 14 Using Observations for Planning and Assessment 242 References 259 Additional Resources 261 Index 263 COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL vii