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What do we mean by wellbeing, and what does it look like as it takes shape in early childhood? What can we do to support the wellbeing of children at home and in settings?
This book provides some answers to these complex questions, in a straightforward, accessible way. Parts 1 and 2 offer students and practitioners a strong theoretical framework within which to explore ways of developing and extending their work with children and families, and with each other, including guidance on observation and assessment for planning. Part 3 provides practical strategies based on work involving families from a range of ethnic backgrounds, children's centre staff, local authority advisers, childminders, additional needs teachers and health visitors. Linking with the Early Years Foundation Stage, the book examines ...
Chapter 4: Companionable Learning
Companionable Learning: The Mechanism of Wellbeing
Knowing the theoretical constructs, components and elements of wellbeing does not go far enough to help us in a practical sense. This is only one half of the Wellbeing Framework. The crucial questions for early years practitioners are not only about what wellbeing is, but also about how wellbeing works. What are the situations and experiences in which wellbeing thrives and develops? We need some large signposts towards the ways in which all four interrelated constructs of ...