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Emotional Literacy in the Early Years - Christine Bruce

Emotional Literacy in the Early Years

Paperback Published: 30th September 2010
ISBN: 9781849206037
Number Of Pages: 128

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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.

Industry Reviews

'Daily issues, challenges, dilemmas and struggles in all settings, present themselves in a very identifiable way in this text...Very useful particularly for those looking at the transition from early years education into primary education [highlighting] the benefits of developing emotional literacy for all, and looks at how the emotionally-literate setting supports inclusion and promotes achievement' -
Early Years Educator

'Christine Bruce's book will become a 'must read' for practitioners and students alike. Her common sense approach makes this book highly readable, linking theory to sound and relevant practice that is instantly transferable to the classroom. The chapters are well illustrated with photographs, charts and personal journal extracts, which encourage practitioners to reflect, ensuring emotional literacy becomes part of their thinking and daily vocabulary' -
Bryonie Williams, Foundation Stage Leader and Reception Class Teacher, Matchborough First School

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
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ISBN: 9781849206037
ISBN-10: 1849206031
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 30th September 2010
Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 29.8 x 21.1  x 0.9
Weight (kg): 0.43