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Self-Esteem and Early Learning
Key People from Birth to School

Third Edition


October 2006 | 208 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Focusing on the period from birth to school, this book is about babies' and young children's feelings, their learning; and the ways in which the adults in their lives can support their emotional, social and cognitive development. Looking at the perspectives both of the child and the adult, it presents thought-provoking ideas and questions on how adults can make the most of opportunities to support the children with whom they live and work. A story, in episodes embedded throughout the book, makes this an accessible and enjoyable read.

In this third edition, there are new and updated chapters on:

• Young children's transitions, with a particular focus on starting school

• Young children's positive 'learning dispositions'

• Brain research and its possible implications

• Further reading, signposting some enchanting children's books as well as important new texts.

The book explores the basis of the 'key person' relationship, looking at attachment 'in practice', and linking developmental issues with the early development of self esteem.

Written for students on early childhood courses and staff in early childhood care and education settings and integrated Children's Centres, the book will also be of interest to parents and carers.

 
Introduction
 
PART 1: BABIES FIRST
 
Children Learning To Be Lovable
 
Being Important Adults
 
PART 2: FUNDAMENTAL FEELINGS
 
Children's Normal Bad Feelings
 
Adults Accepting Bad Feelings
 
PART 3: ABOUT OTHER PEOPLE
 
Children Living With Other People
 
Adults Setting Limits
 
PART 4: LINKING WITH LEARNING
 
Children's Ways Of Learning
 
Adults Supporting Learning
 
PART 5: REAL SELF-ESTEEM
 
Children's Successful Learning
 
Adults Aiming High
 
PART 6: NEW JOURNEYS
 
Children Managing Transitions
 
Supporting Children's Journeys

not useful for our course

Mrs Ellen Smallbones
Care and Early Years, Tresham Institute
June 27, 2013

I would reccomed this for students who wanted to extend their knowledge. Very interesting book

Mrs Heather Tant
HESC Office, Barnet College
July 13, 2012

A very readable book which nevertheless manages to convey the complexity and subtlety of the subject matter.

Mrs Karen Morris
Faculty of Education, Winchester University
January 29, 2012

A must for any body who has to develop childrens self esteem. It also focus on key areas of early learning

Mrs Noelle Wilson
Childhood Studies, Hull College
July 14, 2011

This is a highly readable text which provides insightful and practical advice for professionals working with children in early years settings and for parents/carers. There is creative use of various storylines based on a fictitious family. The author draws on relevant literature and research in an effective manner. I would recommend that students follow up the references and recommended further reading to enable more indepth exploration, consideration and critique of the evidence presented.

Dr Elizabeth Hannah
Senior Lecturer in Educational Psychology
University of Dundee

Dr Elizabeth Hannah
School of Education, Social Work and Community Education, Dundee University
April 25, 2011

This is a valuable and informative core text which will be recommending to all our HNC Early Education and Childcare students.

Ms Alice Mongiello
Education , UHI Millennium Institute
October 19, 2010

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