Floorbook Approach

Claire Warden created the Talking and Thinking Floorbook Approach to give the practitioner tools to truly consult with children during the planning and documentation process. The approach encourages higher order thinking skills and helps children influence their learning.

The Floorbook Approach is an innovative child-led approach to observation, documentation and planning which is now implemented in settings around the world. By listening to children and identifying their interests we can create a unique learning opportunity which excites and interests children.

There are several elements to the approach:

  • Talking and Thinking Floorbooks
  • Talking Tubs
  • Talking and Thinking Tree
  • Mind Mapping
  • Talkaround time
  • Learning Journals
  • Communication Books