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Social competence resources

Resources relating to young children's social interactions, behaviour and friendships:

Emotional regulation

Self-regulation:  A cornerstone of early childhood development - Groves-Gillespie, L. & Seibel, N.L. (2006).

The double-edged sword: Emotional regulation for children at risk - Thompson, R.A. & Calkins, S.D. (1996).

Emotional Regulation:  Conceptual Foundations - Gross, J.J. & Thompson, R.A. (2006)

Emotional Correlates of Social Competence In Children's Peer Relationships - Hubbard, J.A. & Coie, J.D. 

The role of emotional regulation in children's early academic success (2006) - Grazziano, P.A., Reavis, R.D., Keane, S.P. & Calkins, S.D.
Reassessing Emotional Regulation - Thompson, R.A., Lewis, M.D., Calkins, S. D.

Fox, L. & Harper Lentini, R. (2006).  Teaching children a vocabulary for emotions.  Beyond the Jounral: Young children on the web (November, 2006).

Friendship

Making friends:  Assisting children's early relationships - Goldman, B & Buysse, V (2008)

Mixed-age settings

The nature of children's interactions in a mixed-age setting:  Research thesis. - Fagan, T.J. (2009)

Positive Guidance

Video of Dr Maria Robinson:  http://www.ltscotland.org.uk/video/p/video_tcm4637491.asp

Prosocial behaviours

Groves-Gillespie, L. & Hunter, A. (2010). Believe, Watch & Act:  Promoting prosocial behaviours in infants & toddlers.

Fox, L. & Harper Lentini, R. (2006).  "You Got It!":  Teaching social and emotional skills.  Beyond the Jounral:  Young children on the web (November, 2006).

Fox, L. & Harper Lentini, R. (2006).  Teaching children a vocabulary for emotions.  Beyond the Jounral: Young children on the web (November, 2006).

Social competence

The development of social competence in young children - Oden, S. (1997).

Moving right along:  Planning transitions to prevent challenging behaviour - Hemmeter, M.L., Ostrosky, M.M, Artman, K.M, & Kinder, K.A (2008)

The Teacher's role in the development of social competence - Katz, L.  & McClellan, D.

Assessing young children's social competence - Katz & McClellan

Social interactions

The nature of children's interactions in a mixed-age setting:  Research thesis. - Fagan, T.J. (2009)