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Emotional Literacy in the Early Years

Emotional Literacy in the Early Years

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October 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 will give clear guidance and lots of practical strategies for how to implement this ethos in your setting.

Offering an understanding of emotional literacy 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

- physical education

- storytelling

- 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 at this book 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

A clear and engaging introduction to emotional literacy. This book includes a wealth of engaging case studies and photographs which allow students to connect theory and practice in an accessible way.

Ms Ruth Hunt
Cass School of Education, University of East London
July 2, 2014

This book will be essential to the new Early Years Educator qualifications and I am recommending copies held in the Library

Mrs Sue Kinsella
Child Studies, York College
April 1, 2014

This book is practical to learn about action research and how to present them.

Mrs Anna Hreidarsdottir
School of humanitis and social sciences, University of Akureyri
December 13, 2013

A very strong text with good examples and means of supporting children to develop their emotional literacy

Ms Yasmin Stefanov-King
Scarborough School of Education, Hull University
September 4, 2013

I would recommend this book to all practitioners working in the early years.

AACATS, Ystrad Mynach College
August 15, 2013

A useful book that will be helpful to dissertation students who have chosen this topical subject. Useable with ideas for lesson plans, electronic resources. Good use of photographs.

Mrs Claire Pescott
Dept of Care & Continuing Education, Ystrad Mynach College
July 10, 2013

This text is clearly written and provides a good overview of the theory and history concerning emotional literacy, as well as providing some lovely examples of how emotional literacy can be introduced to the classroom.

Miss Sandra Lyndon
Childhood Studies : Early Years, Chichester University
April 9, 2013

This is a very practical text with useful ideas for professionals working in the field. The text includes information from a research study, but I felt the findings were not always made clear.

Miss Alyson Lewis
Newport School of Education, University of Wales, Newport
February 16, 2013

Well presented. Key concepts very clearly explained.

Dr Sally Robinson
Faculty of Health & Social Care, Canterbury Christ Church University
February 12, 2013

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

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