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This book features a discussion of the definition of empathy, its historical roots and its use today. It looks at research which focuses on the links between lack of empathy and aggressive and antisocial behaviours and also the impact of developing empathy on decreasing these behaviours. It includes details of the development of the empathy dolls approach and some of the feedback on its impact upon children and their emotional development. A 'must' for anyone with an interest in empathy dolls and their role in early years settings!
|Publication date:||31st December 2009|
|Publisher:||Featherstone an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC|
|Categories:||Early learning / early learning concepts,|
Kirstine Beeley is an ex-teacher with experience across a range of early years, primary and special needs settings. Now working as an independent trainer and writer, this working mum has a heart felt passion for child-centred early years and primary learning. The creator of the Empathy Dolls Approach, she now works closely with childminders and nursery and primary school staff for local authroities across the United Kingdom to promote children's emotional development, independence, and positive mental health.More About Kirstine Beeley