Fiona Holiday, Trainer, Consultant and Therapeutic Play Practitioner, Connection Works
Often, when we are concerned about children’s development, it is their behaviour which alerts us to their needs. Children can have difficulty managing separation, regulating their emotions, coping with the boundaries within different settings and forming relationships with their peers and adults. What are the best ways to approach supporting children and staff with these issues? An understanding of how children learn to self-regulate and how we as adults can scaffold their development as co-regulators, can transform how we approach behaviour and support children to be in the best place to learn.