Healthy Schools: under 5
Resources to support your work with younger children.
- If you're worried about a child, encouraging them to talk can be very helpful. This advice from the NHS (external link) is highly recommended by our Early Years services.It offers tips on communicating in a family-friendly way and can be passed on to parents.
- If you would like some advice on how to put children’s wellbeing at the heart of your practice, the Foundation Years offers a free online guidance (external site), including recordings of live sessions.
- If you work with children under 5, this webpage from the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families (external site) includes useful information for this age group. The layout makes it accessible to parents/ caregivers, so is also recommended for sharing with families.
Haringey's Educational Psychology Service (EPS) has developed a great resource that includes a tips and facts about why play and interaction are important and can be shared with families.
For more book recommendations on wellbeing, check this list of recommended reads by Elizabeth Verdick from the Book Trust:
- Words Are Not for Hurting
- Feet Are Not for Kicking
- Teeth Are Not for Biting
- Calm-Down Time
- How to Take the Grrr Out of Anger
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