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Self-Regulation in the Early Years

Self-Regulation in the Early Years

176 pages | Learning Matters
This book supports students and practitioners in Early Childhood Studies, Early Years, Education and related disciplines in understanding self-regulation. It explores how self-regulation underpins much of children’s development including social, emotional, behavioural and cognitive development.

Key contexts for self-regulation, in particular aspects such as play, problem-solving and talk, are covered. It offers practical support for early years practice, linking theory and research to what happens in settings. Supports readers to:
- know why self-regulation matters
- understand how self-regulation develops
- understand why self-regulation is increasingly evident in policy and curricular around the world
- focus on social, emotional, behavioural and cognitive aspects of self-regulation
- enhance impact through close working with parents and guardians
- explore the importance of relationships in self-regulation
– between children and adults and between children themselves
- effectively observe and document self-regulation
- support the development of young children’s self-regulation across the curriculum
What is self-regulation, and why does it matter?
How does self-regulation develop in early childhood?
Where can we find self-regulation in policy and curriculum frameworks?
Relationships and self-regulation
Observing and assessing self-regulation in young children
Communication and language for self-regulation
Contexts for self-regulation
Planning – and not planning – for self-regulation

Sue Robson

Sue Robson is Honorary Research Fellow in the Early Childhood Research Centre at the University of Roehampton. She has researched and written extensively in the field of self-regulation. Her other research and teaching interests include young children’s creative thinking, young children’s well-being, and professional development for early childhood practitioners. Sue is a National Teaching Fellow and a Trustee of the Froebel Trust. More About Author

Antonia Zachariou

Antonia Zachariou is Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood Studies at the School of Education, University of Roehampton. Antonia researches in the area of self-regulation, focusing on young children’s self-regulation and on teachers’ role in promoting self-regulation. Her research has also focused on the link between play and the development of children’s self-regulation and metacognition. Her more general research interests lie in the area of studying young children's learning and emotional, social and cognitive development. More About Author