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Emotional Literacy in the Early Years

Emotional Literacy in the Early Years

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September 2010 | 128 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Emotional literacy and health and wellbeing have been placed at the heart of good practice by the Every Child Matters (ECM) agenda and the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) in England, and the Curriculum for Excellence in Scotland, and this book provides clear guidance and lots of practical strategies for how to implement this ethos in your setting.

Offering an explanation of emotional literacy, why it matters and how to make it happen in practice, this book looks at ways to promote and develop emotional literacy with young children through:

- Circle Time

- drama

- storytelling

- physical education

- outdoor play

- active learning

It highlights the benefits of this ethos for all, and looks at how the emotionally literate setting supports inclusion and promotes achievement. Full of case studies of children aged 3 to 8, ideas for practice, photographs, points for reflection, photocopiable materials, and accompanied by a wide range of downloadable material available on the SAGE website, this is an indispensable guide for the early years practitioner.

It is highly relevant to those looking at the transition from Early Years to Primary education, as well as the social, emotional and behavioural needs of young children.

Why Emotional Literacy is Good for Your School
Emotional Literacy as an Approach to Learning and Teaching
How an Emotionally Literate Approach Can Support Inclusion
Using Emotional Literacy across the Curriculum
The Role of the Adult
Implications for Practice

Christine Bruce uses her own research project to discuss her ideas about how to introduce Emotional Literacy into the classroom for children age 3-8.
Bruce offers the inspiration:-"Emotional Literacy is a way of being, not just doing. It is an approach for life", that helps to place the appropriate importance on the concept.
Includes some usable downloadable resources. I think the books aims to advise and support good practice and to offer guidance to those just begining to appreciate and understand and benefits of creating an ethos of Emotional competancy as well as those already well practiced and reflecting on improvments.

Ms Caroline Brooks
Childcare & Early Years, Sheffield College
March 21, 2012

A valid book to support any courses where Early Years is included. Some really valid suggestions and case studies.

Mrs Andrea Morgans
General Education, Cardiff and Vale College
October 21, 2011

A text which offers a wealth of creative practical strategies aimed at promoting emotional literacy and well-being

Mrs Paula Hamilton
School of Education & Community, Glyndwr University
June 27, 2011

excellent text for undergraduate students developing understanding of emotional literacy

Ms Angela House
Education , Bishop Grosseteste College
February 21, 2011

A good overview of how professionals can promote emotional literacy in teir settings

Mrs Penny Farrelly
Faculty of Society and Health, Bucks New University
January 17, 2011

A useful text which students, who are working with children in the early years, will find interesting and illustrative to consult.

Mrs Jean Bourne
Community Studies, Herefordshire College of Technology
November 15, 2010

A practitioner focus - likely to prove attractive to ITE EYs students. Potentially fairly useful for an assignment our students have to complete with focus on PSED and PSHS+C.
It has arrived too late to recommend for 2010-11 but I will recommend it for 2011-12.

Ms Jane Murray
School of Education, Northampton University
November 12, 2010

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