Wellbeing from Birth
- Rosemary Roberts - Author and Early Years consultant
Classroom Management & Student Behaviour | Early Childhood Education | Health & Wellbeing
This book provides some answers to these complex questions, in a straightforward, accessible way. PART 1: INTRODUCING WELLBEING describes the 'backdrop' for a new model of wellbeing, outlining research and policy background, and underpinning early childhood themes. PART 2: THE THEORY OF WELLBEING defines wellbeing itself, describing the new model and the mechanism of wellbeing development called companionable learning. PART 3: EVERYDAY WELLBEING contains ideas and examples from homes and settings of 'real-life' wellbeing. Chapter 6: 'All to play for' is rich with ideas and examples of "profoundly satisfying" wellbeing play. PART 4: INVESTING IN WELLBEING is about professional development. It covers observation, assessment and planning; the key person approach; 'when things go wrong'; and integrating services across settings and communities. The book ends with the importance of collective wellbeing, arguing that all young children need experiences of individual and collective wellbeing, in their families and their communities.
Essential reading for anyone studying early childhood, and for managers and practitioners working with young children and their families, this book is an inspirational guide to developing a framework for wellbeing from birth.
A nice break down of the whole child and all the areas of wellbeing and how they can be supported in a variety of ways from planning for wellbeing to the policies that direct our communities that a child grows up in.
Again we have recommended this publication on the reading lists to support our FdEY students to further develop an understanding of theory and practice.
Very informative readable text with key concepts/issues covered. Essential reading for students studying aspects of child wellbeing and development from birth.
This was recommended to me by my supervisor and it didn't disappoint, a thorough and accessible text.
This publication supports student's understanding of theory and practice of well-being to further develop their skills in supporting children in their care. Recommended for the Foundation Degree students for Early Years Education.
A great introduction to the wellbeing of young children, which provides a clear insight into all of the key areas
An excellent book for anyone that delivers a course on wellbeing and healthy eating. This gives a break down of all areas.
A very useful text that includes a theoretical perspective and a practical one. A topic that is complex has been explored well.
A useful text for students
A fantastic introduction to the wellbeing of young children - covers all the key areas