Grit, Resilience and Motivation in Early Childhood

By Lisa B Fiore (Routledge, £21.59)

Written for a US audience, this text nonetheless provides a useful guide to practical applications for educators to understand research which strengthens young children. For example, in the chapter on ‘grit’ is an activity about how to turn ‘whoops’ moments into ‘wow’ moments. Concepts such as motivation and resilience are explored in detail, as are risk factors such as poverty and a child’s environment.

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