This book grew out of a three-year study of one child, documenting her social, emotional and cognitive development. It provides a valuable insight for all students and teachers of child development at the individual level. The observations and assessments are presented here as a model for students to use in their own observations aimed at supporting and extending children's learning. The book sets out theories and traditions in early childhood development and care, as well as ways of analyzing observations. This is an essential book for students and practitioners involved in research and observation in early years settings.

Georgia's Emotional Development

Georgia's emotional development

Our passions, when well exercised, have wisdom; they guide our thinking, our values, our survival.

(Goleman, 1996)

We will look at Georgia's emotional development through:

  • her spontaneous interest in power issues and her use of power
  • her actions and reactions during periods of change, uncertainty and transition

We have already seen that Georgia is very much a ‘people person’. The ...

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