This book is an accessible companion for all early years practitioners to explore how mindfulness can be integrated into an early years learning environment.
It presents topical theory and research, giving practical advice on using mindfulness as an everyday pedagogical tool to improve the emotional wellbeing of children, families and staff members. Providing a step-by-step approach for adopting mindfulness practices, the book offers photocopiable resources, information on mindfulness techniques and opportunities for critical reflection to help create a â€˜mindful early years curriculumâ€™.
Chapters follows the four pillars of Calm, Acceptance, Relational Approach and Empathy, and include: The benefits of adopting a mindful approach in the early years The importance of staff wellbeing A template mindful curriculum for practitioners to adapt and use Case studies of effective mindful practices Resources, activities and techniques to create your own mindfulness toolkitThis delightful book will be a source of inspiration for early years practitioners, early years teachers and those who are interested in introducing and embedding mindfulness into early years practice.
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