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

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SAGE, Oct 18, 2006 - Education - 208 pages
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.


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Chapter 1 Children learning to be lovable
Chapter 2 Being a key person
Fundamental Feelings
Chapter 3 Childrens normal bad feelings
Chapter 4 Adults accepting bad feelings
About other people
Chapter 5 Children living with other people
Chapter 6 Adults setting limits
Real Selfesteem
Chapter 9 Childrens successful learning
Chapter 10 Adults aiming high
New Journeys
Chapter 11 Children managing transitions
Chapter 12 Supporting childrens journeys
Key statements

Linking with Learning
Chapter 7 Childrens ways of learning
Chapter 8 Adults supporting learning

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About the author (2006)

Rosemary Roberts is a freelance author and early years consultant.

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