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Health and Wellbeing in Childhood


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Part I. Context: 1. The importance of health and wellbeing Donna Pendergast and Susanne Garvis; 2. Classifying health and wellbeing: applying the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health to early years learners Jane McCormack and Sharynne McLeod; Part II. Dimensions of Health and Wellbeing: 3. Addressing developmental challenges to improve the wellbeing of children Matthew Manning; 4. Communication development Jane McCormack, Sharynne McLeod and Linda J. Harrison; 5. Physically educated: developing children's health and well-being through movement and motor skills Timothy J. Lynch; 6. Sexual abuse prevention education Kerryann Walsh, Donna Berthelsen and Jan M. Nicholson; 7. Child safety Susanne Garvis and Donna Pendergast; 8. Social determinants of health and wellbeing Margaret Sims; 9. Friendships Maryanne Theobald, Susan Danby, Catherine Thompson and Karen Thorpe; 10. Food for thought: the role of teachers and parents in children's food choices Natalie Parletta; 11. Body image of pre-adolescents Galina Daraganova; Part III. Applications: 12. Teaching for social and emotional learning Wendi Beamish and Fiona Bryer; 13. Talking circles Jennifer Cartmel, Marilyn Casley and Kerry Smith; 14. Partnering with families Sivanes Phillipson; 15. Being a digital image-maker: young children using the digital camera in learning Narelle Lemon; 16. Promoting wellbeing with educationally disadvantaged children through community partnerships Susan L. Whatman; 17. Supporting resilience Andrea Nolan, Karen Stagnitti, Ann Taket and Siobhan Casey; 18. Move Well Eat Well: a case study of a successful settings-based approach to health promotion Janet Dyment, Sherridan Emery, Theresa Doherty and Mary Eckhardt; 19. Fostering children's wellbeing through play opportunities Marjory Ebbeck, Hoi Yin Bonnie Yim and Lai Wan Maria Lee; 20. Bullying and social emotional wellbeing in children Cathrine Neilsen-Hewett and Kay Bussey; 21. Strengthening social and emotional learning in children with special needs Wendi Beamish and Beth Saggers; Part IV. Leadership and Innovations: 22. Teachers' roles in building girls' leadership identity Nicole Archard, Romana Morda and Manjula Waniganayake; 23. Building the capacity of early childhood educators to promote children's mental health: learnings from three new programs Sarah Cavanagh, Jo Cole, Judy Kynaston, Kim-Michelle Gilson, Elise Davis and Gavin Hazel; 24. Loose parts on the school playground: a playful approach to promoting health and wellbeing for children of all abilities Shirley Wyver, Anita Bundy, Lina Engelen, Geraldine Naughton and Anita Nelson Niehues; 25. Using contemplative practices to enhance teaching, leadership and wellbeing Alison L. Black, Gillian Busch and Christine Woodrow.

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Health and Wellbeing in Childhood, 2nd edition provides a comprehensive foundation in health and wellbeing education from birth to twelve years.

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Susanne Garvis is a professor of child and youth studies (early childhood) at Goeteborgs Universitet, Sweden. Donna Pendergast is a Professor and Dean of the School of Education and Professional Studies at Griffith University, Queensland.

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