11/48 Oakdale Rd Gateshead, NSW 2290 02 (49478112)

Talking and Thinking Floorbooks Approach® - A child-led approach to observation, planning and documentation

The Talking and Thinking Floorbooks® Approach (developed by Claire Warden) is a child-led learning method which promotes higher order thinking and can help raise attainment in settings. Floorbooks® are used by a wide variety of settings throughout the UK, Australia, US, and internationally. The Talking and Thinking Floorbooks Approach has a number of different elements: A Talking Tub™ - use provocations to discover child interests. A 2D or 3D Mind map - discuss what we already know about a child interest. A Floorbook - document the learning and then plan further learning.


Just a quick email to thank you for your time and wisdom last night at out floorbook training. Our staff have been discussing the training all day and discussing ways we can incorporate these ideas into our centre and what our vision of our floorbook will look like. – Colleen Gales Children’s Centre