Bringing Hygge into the Early Years is a “how-to” guide for every early educator who wishes to bring more calmness and balance into their day, in turn, leaving them feeling empowered to teach and live well. Drawing from the author’s experience of embracing the Scandinavian way of living well, “hygge,” this book explores how this approach can have a positive impact across your early years setting, from improved mental health and wellbeing, to embracing child-led play and high-quality outdoor provision. With step-by-step guidance on how to embed the approach alongside examples of hygge from early educators around the world, the book is divided into four main parts: Re-balance you The hygge environment Slow teaching Embracing nature Throughout each chapter, case studies and activities provide the opportunity to reflect on existing practice and support you as you make positive changes to both your wellbeing and provision. This guide will be essential reading for all early years professionals, offering further support to improve mental health and wellbeing, as well as valuable tools to lead early years practice with confidence and joy.
This direct guide supports practitioners in nurturing personal, social and emotional development (PSED) in young children by demystifying brain development research. Condensing a wealth of recent research and theory around PSED into practical guidance, it gives professionals the knowledge and understanding they need to critically evaluate their own practice and find the best course of action to support PSED in young children. From the perspective of neuroscience, it explores what can help or hinder development, considers why some children bite and why toddlers have tantrums, and questions how well-intentioned actions, such as reward systems or putting new foods on a plate for children to 'just try', may be misguided.
The most delicious approach to hygge—50 recipes to satisfy and savor, from Almond Custard Pancakes to Greens with Parmesan and Nutmeg Good food makes everyone feel warm and cared for, which is the very essence of hygge. This Danish way of life has been embraced by Americans who want that same sense of cozy. In Tasting Hygge, acclaimed food photographer and cookbook author Leela Cyd shares the recipes that make her happy, for cultivating moments of connection in the dining room, at the coffee table, or over a little bedside tray. Keeping in mind the idea of slowing down and enjoying the moment, Cyd shares more than 50 recipes that elevate everyday meals into very special moments. She organizes the book into five sensory experiences (Calm, Bright, Warm, Spiced, and Smooth) with recipes such as: Apple Anise Glogg Roasted Squash and Sage Grilled Cheese Greens Gratin with Parmesan and Nutmeg Fairy Bowl with Ice Cream and Honey Sponge Cake These are dishes to delight and love, each one accompanied by a gorgeous photograph.
This accessible book offers essential guidance and practical ideas for Early Years staff to support children with social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) needs. It draws upon a wealth of experiences and insights to explore what SEMH is, why children may have SEMH needs, and what this can look like, giving practitioners the confidence they need to understand early signals and signs. Chapters share practical tools, activities and strategies, exploring topics that include: environment routines and transitions sensory experiences feelings and emotions the role of the adult. A range of case studies and resource suggestions are woven throughout, bringing the theory alive with first-hand advice from a variety of professionals, including educational psychologists, play therapists and Forest School specialists. This book is a refreshing and practical guide, and an essential read for all Early Years practitioners looking to cultivate a supportive and compassionate environment.
Hygge Habits This book brings a popular Danish concept of living, hygge to you with a simple, easily understandable guide on how to embrace this lifestyle that most certainly brings more happiness and cheerful moments your way. This term hygge roughly translated means a feeling of well-being and cozy contentment and it really is bringing you plenty of happy vibes as soon as you embrace it. The book covers everything you need to know on this Danish concept with small tricks and tips on how to follow it correctly no matter at which part of the world you live in. Hygge is one of the main reasons why Denmark is at the very top of those the happiest countries in the world as the Danes have been following this concept for decades. Now, with this book, you can finally catch on to this magnificent lifestyle right away. Here Is a Preview of What You’ll Learn Here… What is hygge? What you should bring hygge into your life What is Danish contentment How to embrace hygge elements Which hygge basics you need to know What are hygge essentials you can bring to your home Different hygge seasons What are the main benefits of embracing this lifestyle And much much more... Get this book NOW and bring more happiness and cheerful moments into your life now!
Take a look at this short book to discover what hygge really is, where it originated from, how you can apply it to your daily life, and the common issues to be wary of. Hygge offers the opportunity to find happiness in a world that appears to be in constant turmoil. That’s a rare gift and one worth embracing. In this book i will share with you: • What hygge is • The history of hygge • Spontaneous hygge • Hygge through the seasons • Hygge vocabulary • What hygge isn't • Why the danes are so happy • And more! Whether you already practice one of these philosophies or you’re a complete beginner, this guide is your ticket to the world of hygge – along with a happier, more fulfilling life. With a range of daily hygge activities to help you put these ideas into practice, it’s never been easier to implement this happiness philosophy and begin seeing the benefits immediately!
Candlelight is hygge; the smell of freshly brewed coffee is hygge; the feel of crisp, clean bed linen is hygge; dinner with friends is hygge. 'Hygge', pronounced 'hoo-ga', is a Danish philosophy that roughly translates to 'cosiness'. But it is so much more than that. It's a way of life that encourages us to be kinder to ourselves, to take pleasure in the modest, the mundane and the familiar. It is a celebration of the everyday, of sensual experiences rather then things. It's an entire attitude to life that results in Denmark regularly being voted one of the happiest countries in the world. So, with two divorces behind her and her 50th birthday rapidly approaching, journalist Charlotte Abrahams ponders whether it's hygge that's been missing from her life. Is it a philosophy we can all embrace? In a society where lifestyle trends tend to centre on deprivation - be it no sugar, no gluten, no possessions - what does cherishing yourself actually mean? And will it make her happy? In Hygge, Charlotte Abrahams weaves the history of hygge and its role in Danish culture with her own attempts, as an English woman, to embrace a more hygge life. In this beautifully written and stylishly designed book, she examines the impact this has on her home, her health, her relationships and, of course, her happiness. Light a candle, pour yourself a glass of wine, and get ready to enjoy your more hygge life.
A follow-up to the successful 'The ScandiKitchen' (published September 2015), this new book from Brontë Aurell features over 60 recipes for cakes, bakes and treats from all over Scandinavia. From indulgent cream confections to homely and comforting fruit cakes and traditional breads, sweet buns and pastries.
Publishers Weekly bestseller · A joyful and accessible homeschool guide to making learning a part of everyday life Parents who are deeply invested in their children's education can be hard on themselves and their kids. When exhausted parents are living the day-to-day grind, it can seem impossible to muster enough energy to make learning fun or interesting. How do parents nurture a love of learning amid childhood chaos, parental self-doubt, the flu, and state academic standards? In this book, Julie Bogart distills decades of experience--homeschooling her five now grown children, developing curricula, and training homeschooling families around the world--to show parents how to make education an exciting, even enchanting, experience for their kids, whether they're in elementary or high school. Enchantment is about ease, not striving. Bogart shows parents how to make room for surprise, mystery, risk, and adventure in their family's routine, so they can create an environment that naturally moves learning forward. If a child wants to pick up a new hobby or explore a subject area that the parent knows little about, it's easy to simply say "no" to end the discussion and the parental discomfort, while dousing their child's curious spark. Bogart gently invites parents to model brave learning for their kids so they, too, can approach life with curiosity, joy, and the courage to take learning risks.
From the cofounders of the popular design company. “Inside the must-read, the duo takes us inside 20 homes that embody the hygge way of life.” —Architectural Digest Tastemakers Christiana and Aimee of Hygge & West know that the key to making a house into a home is in the decoration—whether that means embracing natural elements, creating cozy spaces, making room for family, or finding your own personal charm in every space. Hygge & West Home offers a look into twenty covetable homes designed to promote feelings of coziness, companionship, and comfort, from an intimate apartment in San Francisco to a log cabin in Wyoming, a family home in Minneapolis, and a colorful oasis in Brooklyn. With page after page of aspirational interiors, engaging interviews with home owners, and tips on creating similar feelings in any space, this eye-catching book explores what makes a house a truly personal space and offers readers the tools and inspiration to make their home their own. “Christiana Coop and Aimee Lagos, creators of Hygge & West designs, know how to make the home a retreat, a soft and charming space that really embraces hygge, the Danish design term for a cozy, sweet environment.” —Unique Homes “A must-have resource if you are interested in design and interiors.” —Coral & Tusk
Do you want to live a more fulfilling, happier, and relaxing life all rolled into one? If so then keep reading… Do you find your day gets too hectic? Overly stressful? Not enough time in the day to relax? Or bogged down with unnecessary tasks? If you do, within this book many of the top minimalist and hygge experts have shared their knowledge on how to overcome these problems and more, most of which have been incorporating hygge and minimalist fundamentals into their days for many years. In Minimalism & Hygge Bundle, you will discover: - A simple trick you can do to enjoy life’s simple pleasure throughout the day! - The best way of convincing loved ones of the new lifestyle change! - The one hygge method that everybody should be doing! - Why minimalism and hygge help to reduce stress and other mental problems! - Understanding why some people will fail to stick to a hygge and minimalist lifestyle! - And much, much more. The proven methods and pieces of knowledge are so easy to follow. Even if you’ve never heard of either hygge or minimalism before, you will still be able to incorporate many hygge and minimalist changes into your life. So, if you want to transform your life, then click “Buy Now” in the top right corner NOW!