Drawing on over 30 years’ experience, Wendy Usher shares practical ideas and suggestions to promote effective communication and encourage positive behaviour. Taking a child-centred approach, she looks at the possible reasons for behaviour, such as an underlying impairment or sensory overload, and explores what support can be offered to children experiencing such difficulties.
The inclusive ideas offered in Let’s Talk Behaviour! cover areas such as listening skills, using visual structure, responding to kinaesthetic learners, recognising emotions and expressions, supporting anxieties about separation and attachment, creating positive praise, and how to calm unsettled children.
Rebecca Swindells, EYFS Forum website –
“I very much enjoyed reading this book – it reminded me of some activities and strategies I have used previously but had forgotten. It also reminded me of why it is so important to take into account children’s learning styles when considering how best to manage unwanted/inappropriate behaviours. I would highly recommend this book to newly qualified practitioners who are managing groups of children on their own for the first time. The book would also give useful advice to staff thinking about how best to support more challenging individuals. It is definitely a book to include in any early years library.”
Practical Pre-School Awards Tester –
“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.”