Social & Emotional Development: Connecting Science and Practice in Early Childhood Settings / Edition 1

Social & Emotional Development: Connecting Science and Practice in Early Childhood Settings / Edition 1

by Dave Riley
     
 

ISBN-10: 1933653302

ISBN-13: 9781933653303

Pub. Date: 09/01/2007

Publisher: Redleaf Press


Find out what the research says about common early childhood program practices, such as playing "Simon Says" or holding children while feeding them—time-tested activities you intuitively know help young children. Social and Emotional Development explores the effectiveness of these early learning tools and helps answer the question, "Why do we do what…  See more details below

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Find out what the research says about common early childhood program practices, such as playing "Simon Says" or holding children while feeding them—time-tested activities you intuitively know help young children. Social and Emotional Development explores the effectiveness of these early learning tools and helps answer the question, "Why do we do what we do?"

Children in child care centers often spend large chunks of time on activities without an obvious academic component, such as learning to dance to different tempos. Research shows, however, that these activities promote children’s social and emotional development.

This practical and accessible book explains the research behind many common, wise early childhood practices, as well as the shortcomings of others.

Key topics include:

How to help children form a strong attachment with an adult and foster a feeling of security.
The importance of peer relationships and how to help children learn to take turns, develop empathy, and not act selfishly.
Three forms of self-regulation: controlling impulsive behavior, developing problem-solving ability, and learning to regulate emotions.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781933653303
Publisher:
Redleaf Press
Publication date:
09/01/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents


Introduction     1
Why We Hold a Crying Baby: Attachment and Exploration     5
Why We Talk about How the Bunny Feels: Friendship and Prosocial Behavior     35
Why We Play Simon Says: Learning Self-Regulation     66
Why We Keep a Pot of Coffee: Family-Centered Care and Education     94
Why We Do What We Do for Children's Social Development: Explaining Your Program Practices in Terms of State Early Learning Standards     131
Notes     139
Index     155

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