Young Children's Personal, Social and Emotional Development
- Marion Dowling - Early Years Consultant
Young children’s personal, social and emotional development is of central importance to all those working in the Early Years.
Offering thought-provoking questions and practical suggestions to help readers to reflect on and develop their own practice, this fourth edition of Marion Dowling’s much-loved book has been fully updated to include:
- Expanded coverage of key topics including independent thinking, living and learning with others, and dispositions for learning
- A new chapter on ‘Vulnerable Children and Fragile Families’, with sections on identifying risk, talking to families, and safeguarding and protection
- Guidance for working with parents in every chapter
- Updated links to the EYFS and a focus on two year olds.
This is essential reading for all Early Years students and practitioners, and anyone working with or caring for young children.
This is an excellent addition to our reading list. The book contains practical and theory based wisdom and offers fantastic examples to improve children's early experiences. The book is useful for parents, students and practitioners and provides useful insight to advise, acknowledge and model effective strategies in the home, in the work place and to facilitate prosocial interactions and behaviours in wider society.
This is a good resource for the Early Years foundation degree students which is relevant to several modules across two years of studies. The case studies are particularly well structured and useful for developing understanding of the chapter material. However, it would have been even better if the questions at the Reflection Points were differentiated and offer challenges of for the learners with different level of skills. At the end of the chapters there are useful Practical suggestions and summaries that help me as a teachers to summarise the lecture.
This is an excellent text, supporting students to develop a deep understanding of the Prime Area, Personal, Social and Emotional Development. The text highlights effective practice and encourages the reader to reflect on their own practice.
A key text. Thorough, captivating and thought-provoking.
As ever Dowling provides an excellent exploration of PSED for both students and practitioners.
This is a thorough yet accessible book which is perfect for promoting a holistic focus. The coverage of subjects beyond the EYFS from dispositions to spirituality to developing independence is excellent, with case studies serving to highlight key issues. Links with classical learning theories are highly supportive while the Practical Suggestions sections offer guidance and reflection relevant to a wide range of experiences.
An easy to read resource for all practitioners interested in child development.
A comprehensive update to this excellent text with useful chapter summaries and activities as well as links to the Teaching Standards (Early Years). The chapter on Young Children's Spirituality remains a classic.
When completing a degree on childhood studies this book is a must. The book can be used for every module on a degree course,
A really useful book for my Early Years students as it looks at recent policy & practice, all aspects of PSED and gives practical suggestions, case studies and reflection points.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Ch 1. The Seeds of Confidence and Competence