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The Emotional Development of Young Children: Building an Emotion-Centered Curriculum, 2nd Ed. / Edition 2
     

The Emotional Development of Young Children: Building an Emotion-Centered Curriculum, 2nd Ed. / Edition 2

by Marilou Hyson, Edward Zigler
 

ISBN-10: 0807743429

ISBN-13: 9780807743423

Pub. Date: 11/06/2003

Publisher: Teachers College Press

The last 20 years have witnessed a remarkable revival of interest in the study of emotions and of early emotional development, subjects that had been virtually ignored in previous decades. Bringing this popular resource completely up-to-date, Marilou Hyson offers a solid foundation for building an emotion-centered early childhood curriculum, linking emotional

Overview

The last 20 years have witnessed a remarkable revival of interest in the study of emotions and of early emotional development, subjects that had been virtually ignored in previous decades. Bringing this popular resource completely up-to-date, Marilou Hyson offers a solid foundation for building an emotion-centered early childhood curriculum, linking emotional competence to school readiness and to a broad range of important child outcomes. She also provides educators with real-life examples and evidence-based teaching strategies to advance children's understanding and appropriate expression of their emotions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807743423
Publisher:
Teachers College Press
Publication date:
11/06/2003
Series:
Early Childhood Education Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.52(d)

Table of Contents

Forewordvii
Acknowledgmentsix
Introduction: Young Children's Emotions and Early Childhood Education1
A Book About Emotions3
Components of the Emotion-Focused Tradition in Early Childhood Education4
Emotions Today7
About This Book10
Meeting the Practitioners11
Part IConstructing an Emotion-Centered Curriculum13
Chapter 1The Emotion-Centered Curriculum: An Overview15
Ingredients of An Emotion-Centered Curriculum17
"Yes, But ..."--Some Real-World Concerns21
Professional Guidelines and Emotion-Centered Programs23
Refocusing on Emotions29
Conclusion34
Chapter 2Creating a Secure Emotional Environment35
Emotional Security and the Healthy Personality37
Building Security Through Program Environments39
Building Security Through Emotional Communication42
Security Throughout the Year: Critical Times and Changing Needs46
Conclusion49
Chapter 3Helping Children Understand Emotions50
The "Basics" of Emotional Understanding53
Obstacles to Understanding About Feelings53
Setting the Stage54
Strategies to Encourage Emotional Understanding57
Overlabeling: Some Cautions63
Conclusion63
Chapter 4Modeling Genuine, Appropriate Emotional Responses65
Modeling Emotions66
Emotion Modeling in Early Childhood Programs68
Complexities And Difficulties in Emotion Modeling76
Conclusion80
Chapter 5Supporting Children's Regulation of Emotions82
Emotion Regulation: The Delicate Balance84
The Development of Emotion Regulation85
An Environment for Emotion Regulation89
Interventions at Difficult Times92
Benefits of Regulation94
Conclusion95
Chapter 6Recognizing and Honoring Children's Expressive Styles97
What Is Expressiveness and Where Does It Come From?99
How to Recognize Children's Expressive Styles101
Tools for Identifying Emotional Styles103
Using Knowledge of Expressive Styles106
Obstacles to Respect for Others' Emotion Expressions109
Conclusion110
Chapter 7Uniting Children's Learning with Positive Emotions111
Emotions and Early Learning112
Engaging Children's Positive Emotions: Critical Features116
Jump-Starts for Children's Interest119
Extending Children's Interests122
Conclusion124
Part IIGoing Deeper: Exploring Emotions and Their Development127
Exploration 1Anger, Interest, Fear, and Joy: What Are Emotions For?129
Exploration 2Young Children's Emotional Development: What Can We Expect?135
Exploration 3What Can Influence the Course of Early Emotional Development?142
Appendix AEarly Childhood Education and the Emotion-Focused Tradition: Historical Perspectives149
Appendix BIntervention Programs to Support Emotional Competence155
Appendix CSupporting the Head Start Child Outcomes Framework Through an Emotion-Centered Curriculum159
Appendix DTools to Assess Young Children's Emotional Development163
References167
Index181
About the Author193

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