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Download and read online Emotional Literacy Indicator for Early Years in PDF and EPUB Designed for use in a one-to-one situation with adult and pupil working through statements together, this resource can also be used by an adult who knows the pupil as a check for their perceptions of their social and emotional needs.· Developmental aid that provides a discussion point and reference to gauge the direction a support programme could take· Cannot be used to make comparative judgements about pupils· Provides information about the distance travelled by one child by comparing their current social and emotional competence with their previous level.
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Download and read online First Steps to Emotional Literacy in PDF and EPUB Kate Ripley’s work in the topical area of Emotional Literacy has shown that children must first learn to discriminate and label their own emotions before they can focus on understanding other people's. This comprehensive programme is designed to assist early years practitioners help children to achieve these first important steps, the pack consists of: theoretical rationale – long and short version how the programme fits within the current legislative framework baseline assessment details pratical strategies to support the programme evaluation from pilot study bibliography and recommended materials. In addition to the book there is a CD-ROM containing a twenty minute video film showing behaviour to be addressed and intervention in action, a demonstration in powerpoint to show to colleagues and stories to use for baseline assessment.
Download and read online Setting the Scene for Positive Behaviour in the Early Years in PDF and EPUB This highly practical book shows how staff in early years settings can implement simple changes to make positive behaviour a reality for all. Based on his vast experience in the field, the author provides an array of positive behaviour strategies that can be successful with the widest variety of children, whatever the reason for their behaviour. Designed to appeal to and be accessible for all early years practitioners, this book includes strategies and advice on: how to structure learning environments to encourage positive behaviour providing equality of opportunity, and responding to individual needs teaching emotional literacy working in partnership with parents positive strategies for working with children with autism, ADHD, or withdrawn or distressed children. Supported by extensive case studies, photocopiable material and pro formas, this book will be essential reading for early years workers in a wide variety of settings, as well as students studying childcare at NVQ or degree level.
Download and read online Language Literacy in the Early Years 0 7 in PDF and EPUB This Fourth Edition of Language and Literacy in the Early Years has been fully revised and updated to reflect current professional interests and the latest developments in the field. The book provides comprehensive coverage of issues in language, literacy and learning, focusing on the age range from birth to seven years. New material covers theory of mind, key persons, and social and emotional dimensions of learning. The author added material on difficulties with language development, phonics and new literacies. Key terms, further reading and a revised layout make the book accessible to students. The author emphasizes the joy and creativity involved in supporting young children's development as speakers, writers and readers. While taking account of current initiatives and programmes, the author supports flexible teaching methods in what is a complex teaching and learning process. The book is fully illustrated with examples and photos from early childhood settings. This book is essential reading for primary and early years students and practitioners in the field of language and literacy including nursery nurses, classroom assistants and foundation stage teachers.
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Download and read online Supporting Language And Literacy Development In The Early Years in PDF and EPUB Radically updated in light of new research and developments, the new edition of this important book gives clear guidance on how to support young childrens language and literacy development.
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