Understanding Behaviour in the Early Years provides information, practical suggestions and ideas that enable practitioners to take a positive approach to young children's learning about behaviour. Linked directly to the revised EYFS, this title includes practical suggestions based on sound theory and effective practice. This guide highlights the importance of working in partnership with parents to understand and support children's behavioural learning and aims to increase practitioners' confidence in supporting children's learning about behaviour. Includes chapters on:
- Early intervention in the context of supporting behavioural learning
- Theoretical perspectives on behavioural learning
- Thinking about social learning
- Thinking about emotional learning
- Thinking about behavioural learning
- Using observation and analysis to develop effective strategies
About the author
Kay Mathieson is an Early Years Regional Adviser for National Strategies. She is currently working on a PhD, which explores the development of social competence in young children. Kay has previously worked with practitioners through training sessions to devise practical strategies to increase children's behavioural learning.
"Yet another clearly written book which supports my childcare students with both the practical aspects of managing a childs behaviour whilst in placement, but gives theory and reason to support that practice. Exactly the right mix and level for my learners"
Amanda Hicks, Curriculum Leader for CACHE, Bishop Burton College.
"Very easy to read, well set out, covers various units I teach"
Julie Wheeler, Lecturer/Course Leader CYPW, City College, Plymouth.