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Using the Empathy Doll Approach

by Kirstine Beeley

Part of the Early Years Library Series

Using the Empathy Doll Approach Synopsis

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!

Using the Empathy Doll Approach Press Reviews

'This book is full of case studies illustrating how empathy dolls have been used by early years practitioners, in nursery and childminder settings, to help children to explore common feelings and situations...includes advice on how to introduce a doll into your own setting and how to use it to build links between the nursery and home.' Nursery World (September 2010)

Book Information

ISBN: 9781408114476
Publication date: 31st December 2009
Author: Kirstine Beeley
Publisher: Featherstone an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 64 pages
Categories: Early learning / early learning concepts,

About Kirstine Beeley

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.

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