Read about this book in the Early Years Foundation Stage Forum Review 2016 – It tell’s you all about the content and how to use it!
Award Winner – Let’s Talk Behaviour won Silver in the 2015 Practical Pre-School Awards.
The Judges said:
“A book aimed at practitioners, giving tips for encouraging positive behaviour and managing it.”
“Some great tips and all the staff seem to be using it well!”
“An excellent tool for the whole team as well as new, unqualified or inexperienced staff.”
This practical book is bursting with inclusive ideas to promote positive behaviour and effective communication. The 50 child centered activities will help practitioners to focus on children’s emotional well-being and good communication skills, as well to develop an awareness of different learning styles. Drawing on over 30 years of experience, the author Wendy Usher explore listening skills, using visual structure, responding to kinaesthetic learners, recognising emotions and expressions, supporting anxieties about separation and attachment, and ideas to clam children down.
There are loads of ideas that are fun, interactive, some noisy, some quiet but all are practical and really work.
Pick and choose which ideas are suitable for your own children at home or in a setting.
- Have a go at teaching emotions and empathy by making masks or creating emotion animal actions.
- Help difficult times such as transition by making a simple schedule board or what’s happening clock face.
- Involve the children in their own behaviour management and have fun while you do so!
‘I purchased this book thinking I might try a few ideas, but in fact I use it all the time. The children love the activities and we teach behaviour through play’ – Early Years Manager Southend