Dr Lynn McNair and Carol Cerdan share their Froebelian perspective on children’s self-regulation: how to use reflection and freedom with guidance to create more harmonious and inclusive relationships. A Froebel Trust webinar recorded on 30 March 2022
This webinar marked the release of a new title in our popular Froebel Trust pamphlet series. During the webinar the authors shared their Froebelian perspective on children’s self-regulation: how to use reflection and freedom with guidance to create more harmonious and inclusive relationships.
- a democratic approach, rather than one based on rules and behaviour management strategies
- our own emotional impulses and how these can influence children.
Additionally, they illustrate how to look beyond the ‘act’ during difficult situations and when emotions may be running high.
The pamphlet looks at connections between children’s environments, experiences, emotions and behaviours. Using case studies from practice, the authors consider how educators can connect with the child’s unique world. They suggest ways to create a harmonious, democratic and empathetic community, in which children and adults develop the skills in self-regulation.
The webinar is aimed at all those who work with and support young children - educators, parents, carers and all those interested in early childhood education and the care of young children.
About the authors
Dr Lynn McNair and Carol Cerdan work together at Cowgate Under Fives Centre in Edinburgh, Scotland. Cowgate is a Froebel-influenced, City of Edinburgh Council day nursery.
Lynn is Head of Cowgate Under Fives Centre and is a Senior Teaching Fellow at the University of Edinburgh. She is also the Programme Director of Froebelian Futures, a Froebel Trust funded project which aims to strengthen and deepen child and community-centred early years practice across Scotland. Lynn has more than 30 years experience working in Early Years Education and was awarded an OBE for services to Early Education in 2009. Lynn is a trained Froebelian, attaining her certificate at the Froebel Institute, Roehampton University. She is an award-winning author.
Carol is an Early Years Officer at Cowgate Under Fives Centre. She was inspired into a career in Early Years Education following a visit to Cowgate with her own children. She saw children treated at creative, competent and unique individuals and from that point became an active campaigner for Children's Rights. She was Froebelian trained at Edinburgh University and is taking part in the Froebelian Futures course. She is currently organising a series of Playing Out events in her neighbourhood for local children. You will often find her at Nature Kindergarten, telling stories or singing.
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