Provide a strong foundation for the future learning and development of the children in your care with Healthy Living in the Early Years Foundation Stage Good habits learned when young tend to stay for life. As an early years practitioner you are in a unique position to influence the lives of the children in your care during this crucial early period. Healthy Living in the Early Years Foundation Stage will guide you through the processes of: *Making healthy living a part of the vision and values of your setting *Ensuring that all the policies and organisation of the setting promote healthy living *Providing suitable experiences for young children to enable them to understand what healthy living entails *Helping children to take responsibility for their own personal health and wellbeing *Helping parents to understand what healthy living involves and how they can support their own children *Acting as a good role model for having a healthy lifestyle. Healthy Living in the Early Years Foundation Stage looks at four broad themes: *Exercise - how exercise affects the body *Healthy eating - why and what we need to eat, mealtimes, diet and basic food hygiene information *Staying safe - the benefits of risk and challenge, safeguarding, basic safety information *Emotional wellbeing - supporting young children's emotional, personal and social development. For each of these themes the handbook contains: information to support the development of your setting's policies and procedures; an introduction to the human body and how it works; a range of activities to use as starting points to build young children's understanding of a healthy lifestyle; a set of booklets for parents providing essential background information along with ideas for them to use with their children at home, and a PowerPoint presentation for you to use with your staff during training sessions.
Publisher: Optimus Publishing
Dimensions: 307 x 260 x 50 mm
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