The Early Years Foundation Stage demands, and research into early childhood recommends, focussing on children's interests in order to deliver the best quality learning experiences. How this works in practice in busy group and home settings however can be difficult to manage. However, this title from Jennie Lindon is designed to enable early years practitioners to understand how to balance child-initiated and adult-led experiences and how to plan to follow children's individual interests. Child-Initiated Learning explores what child-initiated and adult-led learning mean and features best practice advice on how to: put children s interests at the centre of your practice, balance child-initiated and adult-led learning, manage your role and be a partner in play, create the right emotional environment for learning to take place, incorporate sustained shared thinking, lead a child-focussed approach, plan for learning within the EYFS that really pays off for children, promote active first-hand experiences and carry out observations to follow children s interests. This advice will ensure practitioners and setting managers alike deliver learning which has children's needs at the heart of its practice.