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Supporting Children's Social Development

Positive relationships in the early years

Supporting Children's Social Development shows educators how to support children's friendships in the early years. It covers three core themes:

  • knowing how young children form close relationships with each other
  • exploring an appropriate role for adults supporting young children to make close relationships with each other
  • the role of leading best practice

Ages: 0-5 | Pages: 76 | Code: TS0278 | ISBN: 9781921613760

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Jennie Lindon

Jennie Lindon is well known as an early years consultant and author. She has been a prolific writer, offering a welcome blend of knowledge of child development with a practical understanding of the role of early years educators.

Liz Rouse

Liz Rouse is a lecturer in early childhood education at Deakin University.

Contents

Social development over early childhood5
The social baby and toddler6
The social and emotional child9
Friendships over early childhood11
Developing social sensitivity16
Complications for social development18
Enabling social interaction between young children page23
An environment for easy contact23
Social routines and a flow to the day29
Guiding social interaction33
Social interaction and pretend play36
Normal problems in young social interaction38
Leading practice to support social development41
Positive relationships within a small community41
Protecting time for friendships43
Adults as social and play partners47
Fairness and equality in a child’s world51
Supporting development of social skills55
References and further reading61