Emotional Literacy in the Early Years
- Christine Bruce - Chartered Teacher, Scotland
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
- physical education
- 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 www.sagepub.co.uk/bruce 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.
'Daily issues, challenges, dilemmas and struggles in all settings, present themselves in a very identifiable way in this text...Very useful particularly for those looking at the transition from early years education into primary education [highlighting] the benefits of developing emotional literacy for all, and looks at how the emotionally-literate setting supports inclusion and promotes achievement' -
Early Years Educator
'Christine Bruce's book will become a 'must read' for practitioners and students alike. Her common sense approach makes this book highly readable, linking theory to sound and relevant practice that is instantly transferable to the classroom. The chapters are well illustrated with photographs, charts and personal journal extracts, which encourage practitioners to reflect, ensuring emotional literacy becomes part of their thinking and daily vocabulary' -
Bryonie Williams, Foundation Stage Leader and Reception Class Teacher, Matchborough First School
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.
This book will be essential to the new Early Years Educator qualifications and I am recommending copies held in the Library
This book is practical to learn about action research and how to present them.
A very strong text with good examples and means of supporting children to develop their emotional literacy
I would recommend this book to all practitioners working in the early years.
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.
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.
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.
Well presented. Key concepts very clearly explained.