Four-year-old children are fascinating. They are curious about the world but experience it very differently from adults or older children - and that makes them the best authority on their own needs, abilities and limits. In this captivating book, Jacqui Cousins invites us into the world of the four-year-old. Using their words, she helps early years practitioners interpret what children are really saying and shows how their views can be used to plan their care and education. This book considers: what four-year-olds are really saying when they talk, or refuse to talk, to us what early years workers can learn from four-year-olds' words and silences how the views of four-year-olds can be used in the day-to-day planning of their care and education.