The Feeling Child
Laying the Foundations of Confidence and Resilience
Series Editor: Pamela May
To Be Published September 15th 2013 by Routledge – 160 pages
Series: Foundations of Child Development
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 Child thoughtfully 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:
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.
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