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  • Dance as a metaphor for relationships

    Written by Justine Mason, CORE Education, May 2011 The metaphor of dance can be a great way to strengthen our thinking about the ways we participate in relationships with infants and toddlers. What are some of the words you use when you describe the ways you interact with infants and todd...

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  • Dance as a metaphor for relationships

    Tags: infants and toddlers, relationships

  • NAEYC - Believe, watch, act: Promoting prosocial behaviours in infants/toddlers (Jan 2010)

    This article by Groves-Gillespie and Hunter discusses how the actions of caregivers and teachers of young children play a powerful part in the development of prosocial behaviours - positive interactions and well-rounded emotional and social development. "When we see children as capable of cari...

    Tags: social competence, prosocial behaviours, infants and toddlers, . tag_names:subjects: social competence, infants and toddlers, social competence resource

  • Young Children Develop in an Environment of Relationships

    This working paper looks at the importance of relationships for children's development including how these early relationships support later life development.   National Scientific Council on the Developing Child (2004). Young Children Develop in an Environment of Relationships: Worki...

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  • Children's right to play

    Written by Stuart Lester and Wendy Russell, this 2010 working paper provides an examination of the importance of play in the lives of children worldwide.  Chapters include understanding play, play in context, play as self-protection, play as participation in every-day life, and providing env...

    tag_names:subjects: social competence, infants and toddlers, play, environment, leadership, pedagogy

  • Fostering language acquisition in daycare settings: What the research tells us

    Simone Beller examines research and theories surrounding language acquisition, and how the early childhood education environment impacts on developing language.  "Several studies (see chapters 2.1, 2.2 and 2.3) showed that language is better acquired in informal instructional settings and i...

    tag_names:subjects: social competence, infants and toddlers, literacy, environment, pedagogy, literacy and numeracy resource, social competence resource

  • Toddler Strategies for social engagement with peers

    This article by Honig and Thompson (1993) outlines toddlers strategy bids as they attempt to interact with others. The article considers how toddlers enter play with another and how they leave the play.  The article also considers strategies that teachers can use to help support young childr...

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  • Why Love Matters: A Book Review

    Tags: infants, infants and toddlers, brain development, interactions

  • Creating a culture of respect

    In this video, Anita Homewood from Unitech Early Learning Centre in Auckland discusses her ideas about creating a culture of respect in her work with infants and toddlers. Anita highlights three main concepts that remain foremost in her mind when she considers her practice with children and thei...

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  • Reactions to visiting the infant-toddler and preschool centers in Reggio Emilia, Italy

    This article discusses the reflections of an early childhood special education professional - Tess Bennett - on her visit to the preschools of Reggio Emilia, Italy.

    Tags: infants and toddlers, environment, Reggio Emilia, special learning needs. tag_names:subjects: infants and toddlers, environment, pedagogy