1st Edition

The Wellbeing of Children under Three

ISBN 9780415612722
Published August 7, 2012 by Routledge
120 Pages

USD $29.95

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Book Description

The most rapid and significant phase of development occurs in the first three years of a child’s life. The Supporting Children from Birth to Three series focuses on the care and support of the youngest children. Each book takes a key aspect of working with this age group and gives clear and detailed explanations of relevant theories together with practical examples to show how such theories translate into good working practice.

Children’s personal, social and emotional wellbeing has a huge impact on their overall development. Drawing on recent research, this book looks at what wellbeing means for the under threes in the light of key aspects of UK and international social policy and practically demonstrates how practitioners can support children in this area.

Focusing on the home-setting partnership with parents, work attitudes, adult and child interaction and quality learning environment, the book explores the holistic role that adults play in supporting children’s individual personal, social and emotional needs. Features include:

  • clear explanation of relevant theories
  • case studies and examples of good practice
  • focus points for readers
  • questions for reflective practice

Providing a wealth of practical ideas and activities, this handy text encourages explores all aspects of babies and toddlers’ wellbeing to help practitioners ensure effective outcomes for the youngest children in their care.

Table of Contents

Introduction; Chapter 1: Defining Wellbeing; Chapter 2: Personal, Social and Emotional Wellbeing; Chapter 3: Wellbeing, the Early Years Practitioner, and the Early Years Setting; Chapter 4: Wellbeing within the Early Years Setting: Supporting Babies and Children under Three; Chapter 5: Wellbeing: Principles behind and into Practice; Chapter 6: Drawing the Threads Together; References

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Helen Bradford is an Early Years Tutor on the Early Years and Primary PGCE course at the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge, UK. Her previous publications include: Communication, Language and Literacy (Fulton, 2008) Bears (Fulton, 2006) Woodland Creatures (Fulton, 2005) and Ourselves (Fulton, 2005).