Your Waterstones card is changing, introducing...
TELL ME MORE
Too Safe For Their Own Good?, Second Edition: Helping Children Learn About Risk and Life Skills (Paperback)
  • Too Safe For Their Own Good?, Second Edition: Helping Children Learn About Risk and Life Skills (Paperback)
zoom

Too Safe For Their Own Good?, Second Edition: Helping Children Learn About Risk and Life Skills (Paperback)

(author)
£13.99
Paperback 82 Pages / Published: 03/05/2011
  • We can order this

Usually despatched within 1 week

  • This item has been added to your basket

Young children have a limited understanding of the risks surrounding them: they fall over, bang their heads, scrape their knees and worse. Parents and practitioners can try to create a risk-free environment, but this can reduce children's chances to to learn about risk and how to judge new situations.

This bestselling guide shows how adults can share their own skills with young children to promote understanding of safety in a stimulating way. It covers key areas such as: putting risk into perspective; how children learn to take care of themselves; supporting children after accidents and avoiding preventable accidents; and working in partnership with parents. This second edition has been fully updated to reflect current practice, featuring new material on risk-benefit analysis and the importance of outdoor experiences.

Too Safe for Their Own Good? will support any practitioner working with children under the age of 8 with the guidance they need to offer enough challenge to benefit children, and to avoid over-protection or careless practice.

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781907969140
Number of pages: 82
Dimensions: 242 x 166 x 8 mm
Edition: 2nd Revised edition


MEDIA REVIEWS

This is a very welcome second edition of a book that has been enormously popular since it was first published over 10 years ago. The theme of the book - the importance of helping young children to learn about risk and life skills - has not changed, but the text has been completely reworked to ensure it fully reflects current thinking and key issue. There are new examples to learn from, many of which look at current approaches to promoting young children's learning in and through nature.
The author speaks authoritatively and convincingly about the importance of young children being able to learn through practical experiences how to manage risk in order to keep themselves safe. This, along with the many practical examples quoted, is of enormous help to the practitioner searching for ways to ensure they fulfil their responsibility for 'teaching children step by step how to keep themselves safe'.
This book is highly recommended for use in every early years setting and, as it covers the age range up to eight, every primary school too.

-- Early Years Update 94: December 2011/January 2012

You may also be interested in...

Time to Talk
Added to basket
£22.99
Paperback
Best Practice in the Early Years
Added to basket
A Practical Guide to The Early Years Foundation Stage
Added to basket
Loose Parts
Added to basket
£31.50
Paperback
Little Book of Outdoor Play
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.