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No Biting: Policy and Practice for Toddler Programs, Second Edition

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Biting is an issue that is more than skin-deep. It can affect any toddler in any setting and can have developmental, emotional, or environmental causes. An “unfortunately not unexpected” occurrence among toddlers, biting is more than a physical act. It is a serious, complicated issue that brings frustration to the biter, bitee, parents, and child care providers. This book offers technique-building advice for approaching biting in ways that work effectively for everyone ...
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No Biting: Policy and Practice for Toddler Programs, Second Edition

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Overview


Biting is an issue that is more than skin-deep. It can affect any toddler in any setting and can have developmental, emotional, or environmental causes. An “unfortunately not unexpected” occurrence among toddlers, biting is more than a physical act. It is a serious, complicated issue that brings frustration to the biter, bitee, parents, and child care providers. This book offers technique-building advice for approaching biting in ways that work effectively for everyone involved.

No Biting, Second Edition, is a widely-used resource in child care settings. With expanded and updated chapters, it includes:

Information on why toddlers bite, how to respond when it happens, and how to handle ongoing incidents
How to develop biting policies
Recommended articles to learn more about biting
Sample letters to parents, policy statements, and incident reports
New material on how language development and spatial awareness issues can lead to biting
Additional guidance for working with parents

Perhaps no other concern in toddler programs challenges teachers and parents as much as biting does. This how-to handbook helps you work through biting with successful strategies and trusted guidance.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781933653563
  • Publisher: Redleaf Press
  • Publication date: 4/1/2008
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 120
  • Sales rank: 447,557
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author


Gretchen Kinnell is the assistant director of the Child Care Council of Onondaga County (Syracuse), New York, and has presented workshops on biting throughout the Syracuse region. She has also been a special education and preschool teacher.
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Table of Contents

Preface     ix
Acknowledgments     xiii
Introduction     1
Why Do Toddlers Bite?     7
What to Do When Toddlers Bite     17
Handling Ongoing Biting     29
Working with Parents and Other Community Members     45
Staff Members Working Together     59
Developing Policies about Biting     63
Sample Letters for Parents and Policy Statements for Staff and Parents     71
Sample Observations     77
Incident Report Samples     85

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 3, 2011

    Great resource

    As a 25-year early childhood director, I'm always searching for ideas on what to do about a toddler who bites other children. This book offers new insight and many suggestions on how to diminish this "biting" problem.

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