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Helping Young Children Cope with Difficult Times

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Supporting wellbeing and identity

ISBN: 9781921613975
Code: TS0148
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Helping Young Children Cope with Difficult Timesbuilds on the principles and good practice described in the EYLF and provides educators with practical ideas to help very young children cope with tough times in their lives. It provides useful advice on helping babies and children cope with everyday feelings such as anger, low self-esteem or insecurity as well as more specific anxieties such as moving house or the arrival of a new baby brother or sister.

The activities are designed for use in one-to-one or very small group situations to meet the needs of individual children at a time of stress. They aim to:
• make use of everyday objects and toys readily available in most settings
• be quick and easy to use
• encourage children to express their feelings and anxieties
• provide plenty of extra ideas for taking activities further if needed
• build on the principles and practice outlined in the EYLF

Pages: 92 | | Published: July 2014

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About the Authors

Sally Featherstone has a wealth of experience as a teacher, consultant, trainer, and author in the field of early childhood education. In 1993, she and Phill Featherstone founded Featherstone Education, a division of Bloomsbury Publishing.
Trained as an early childhood teacher, Clare Beswick specializes in working with babies and very young children with special needs and their families. She writes for many early childhood publications, and has written several books for parents and for children.
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Anne has worked as a special educator in a variety of settings, and holds a Masters degree in Special Education. Her experiences include teaching children and young adults with intellectual, learning and physical disabilities as well as behavioural challenges which make attendance at school a challenge.

As well as teaching classroom literacy and numeracy, Anne has worked as a teacher of sport and recreation and has taught within the Professional Writing and Editing course at Chisholm Institute.

To date she describes her most challenging and inspiring teaching moment as being deciding to take a group of teenagers with varying disabilities including autism, attention deficit disorder, intellectual disabilities and behavioural issues to Sydney from Melbourne in a minibus to watch the 2000 Paralympic Games — driving and camping for the whole five day trip!

A previous recipient of a Queen's Trust scholarship award to visit New Zealand and Fijian special education settings, Anne is committed to constantly updating and extending her skills into new and diverse areas of writing and education.