Promoting Children's Well Being In The Primary Years
Throughout the primary years, children acquire knowledge, and form values and attitudes faster and more readily than at any other time in their lives. So providing positive early experiences is crucial. The Right from the Start project acknowledges children?s well-being as paramount, and each contributor to this handbook shares it ideals.Here, teachers, therapists and children talk about topics as diverse as dealing with conflict, learning to focus, creative projects and self-discovery through drama and storytelling. This book is full of ideas, strategies and activities all taken from successful primary practice, that will help children develop intellectually, socially, emotionally and spiritually, while making school a secure and safe environment.Topics include: ? educating the while person? children's needs and rights? emotional literacy ? how it can transform schools?the National Well-being Programme for staff in education?the joys of play?partnerships with parents and the wider community?developing a sense of wonder and excitement? creating positive relationships and building self-belief and understanding?b venhancing learning? good nutrition, learning through song and movement. Each chapter is illustrated with direct and honest case studies and includes a helpful guide to resources and further reading. The book also includes advice on appropriate children?s books, materials for teachers, useful contacts, and a summary of the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child.A valuable source of inspiration for all those involved in the teaching of young children.