Personal and thinking skills underpin every aspect of a child’s learning and development journey in the Early Years Foundation Stage.
When effectively developed, personal skills enable children to manage stress, to bounce back after difficulties, to understand that mistakes are important for learning, and to communicate and co-operate with others.
Thinking skills are about making decisions, solving problems systematically and thinking critically, it is therefore crucial that practitioners promote and embed them consistently within focused activities in daily provision.
This book is the essential text for every childcare professional wanting to build and develop their young learners’ thinking and personal skills, and those who need further guidance on what to teach and how to teach to foster them constructively and with confidence.
Ideal for practitioners working with children aged 30 months onwards.