Emotional literacy encompasses a range of important issues including self-awareness, self-control, dealing with relationships, communicating with others, and self-esteem. It is a term that is increasingly being used to describe the work we do with children to foster their mental health. In this book, Hannah Mortimer looks at children’s early learning and behaviour, what happens when things go wrong and what we need to do to encourage emotional well-being.
Emotional Literacy and Mental Health
"For early years settings looking for practical and clearly explained information on identifying and addressing the emotional needs of vulnerable children, this book provides great value. Its brevity (40+ pages) adds to its strength as it provides an overview of many areas important to have an understanding of when working with young children, but at the same time can be read quite quickly and easily."
"Mortimer covers a range of issues including how to use circle time effectively to promote self-esteem, how to support children with emotional difficulties and those going through life changes such as bereavement and divorce and working effectively in partnership with professionals. There are also several examples of successful early intervention projects.Clearly set out and written in a style that makes for easier reading than many of the other 'heavier' books that are available, this book, with its common sense approach and practical ideas and advice, will be a great asset to practitioners working in a range of settings.