History in the Early Years is an innovative and accessible guide to helping young children explore the past through their environment, family history and story. This fully revised edition includes guidance on introducing children to the past at the Foundation Stage in school and pre-school settings. Throughout it shows how the requirements of the early years curriculum can be met in innovative ways, and is fully illustrated by case study examples of children's learning and also supported by recent research. The book will support both new and experienced early years practitioners in developing young children's sense of identity through history. It encourages practitioners to ensure that history is a significant dimension of early years education and will be essential reading for all teachers in the early and primary years.