The Feeling Child: Laying The Foundations Of Confidence And Resilience by Maria RobinsonThe Feeling Child: Laying The Foundations Of Confidence And Resilience by Maria Robinson

The Feeling Child: Laying The Foundations Of Confidence And Resilience

byMaria RobinsonEditorMaria Robinson

Paperback | February 13, 2014

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What impact does children's emotional development and well-being have on their capacity to learn? How do you provide learning experiences that meet the developmental needs of every child in your care?

The Feeling Childthoughtfully discusses the key principles of children's emotional and behavioural development alongside descriptions of everyday practice. It clearly explains how a child's early experiences influence their particular behaviours towards different people and different situations.

Throughout the book, Maria Robinson considers the key characteristics of effective learning and shows how play is one of the key mechanisms that children use in their discovery of themselves and the world around them. These characteristics are then applied to integral aspects of early years practice to help practitioners to:

  • support children to come to new understandings in safe yet challenging ways
  • understand the ways in which children may approach or withdraw from learning opportunities
  • reflect on their own teaching methods to encourage children's engagement, motivation and creativity through effective observation and planning
  • engage with parents and carers to help support children's learning at home whilst maintaining the values of the family.
  • celebrate the uniqueness of each child and provide learning experiences that are appropriate for individuals with particular learning needs, be they physical, emotional or cognitive to ensure that every child has an equal opportunity to succeed.

Emphasising the importance of understanding the theory that underpins children's emotional development, this accessible text shows practitioners how they can use this knowledge to provide learning opportunities that nourish children's thinking and creative skills.

Maria Robinsonis a lecturer, counsellor, trainer and adviser in early years development, with a total of 20 years' experience including working originally as a health visitor and subsequently as a tutor in further and higher education. She currently works independently, offering training and workshops to a wide range of professionals s...
Title:The Feeling Child: Laying The Foundations Of Confidence And ResilienceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:104 pages, 9.69 × 6.85 × 0.68 inPublished:February 13, 2014Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:041552122X

ISBN - 13:9780415521222

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Table of Contents

1. Setting the Scene; 2. Play, Imitation and Exploration; 3. Learning to be Secure, Learning to Learn; 4. Self Awareness and the Growth of Empathy; 5. Observing and Reflecting on Children's Developing Emotional Competence; 6. Engaging with Families; 7. Embracing Differences; Chapter 8. Can we hear the Voice of the Child?; Chapter 9. School Readiness