Self-Esteem and Early Learning
Key People from Birth to School
- Rosemary Roberts - Author and Early Years consultant
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, this resource 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 is also of interest to parents and carers.
not useful for our course
I would reccomed this for students who wanted to extend their knowledge. Very interesting book
A very readable book which nevertheless manages to convey the complexity and subtlety of the subject matter.
A must for any body who has to develop childrens self esteem. It also focus on key areas of early learning
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
This is a valuable and informative core text which will be recommending to all our HNC Early Education and Childcare students.