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  • Teaching Children a Vocabulary for Emotions (PDF 5.85MB)

    This article from Beyond the Journal: Young children on the web by Fox and Harper Lentini (2006, Nov) presents 'feelings activities' - a fun way to teach children a vocabulary for emotions. The pdf also includes the short article 'Child-Friendly Ideas for Teaching Problem Solving', which talks a...

    Tags: social competence, emotional regulation, prosocial behaviours, . tag_names:subjects: social competence, social competence resource

  • Making Friends: Assisting Children's Early Relationships (PDF 175KB)

    FPG Child Development Institute Snapshot (#55, 2008, Sep) by Goldman and Buysse suggests ways to identify and foster young friendships in children with and without disabilities.

    Tags: social competence, friendship, . tag_names:subjects: social competence, social competence resource

  • Peer conflicts in the classroom

    This web article discusses conflict between peers, and looks at role, age and gender as well as implications for teachers.

    Tags: conflict, social interaction, social competence, pedagogy. tag_names:subjects: social competence, pedagogy, social competence resource

  • The Nature of Children's Interactions in a Mixed-age Setting: Research thesis

    "Since industrialisation, children have increasingly become educated in age-bands to facilitate manageability. The contemporary 21st century Western world further limits mixed-age interaction for young children, yet there is little concern expressed about educational segregation based on age...

    Tags: social competence, mixed-age settings, social interaction. tag_names:subjects: social competence, social competence resource

  • Loneliness in Young Children. ERIC Digest.

    This article explores poor peer relationships and children's feelings of loneliness in eary years education.  Careful observation by teachers is noted as one of the most important ways to gain insight and some strategies are provided.

    Tags: peer interactions, social competence, loneliness. tag_names:subjects: social competence, social competence resource

  • Having Friends, Making Friends, and Keeping Friends: Relationships as Educational Contexts. ERIC Digest.

    Peer interactions and relationships help with both social and cognitive development.  This article by Hartup looks at the role of peer relations, interactions and friendships noting that children's friendships are templates for their friendships throughout their life.

    Tags: friendships, social interactions, social competence, . tag_names:subjects: social competence, social competence resource

  • Social skills children need to make and keep friends

    In this article, Karen Stephens take a brief overview of the skills young children need in order to help them make friends as well as sustain the friendship.  Some of the skills mentioned include recoginising non-verbal cues, collaboration, acceptance and listening. 

    tag_names:subjects: social competence, social competence resource

  • LTScotland: Video - Managing behaviour

    In this video from Learning and Teaching Scotland, Dr Maria Robinson, lecturer, counsellor, trainer and advisor in early years development, talks about managing very young children's behaviour.

    Tags: social competence, positive guidance. tag_names:subjects: social competence, social competence resource

  • 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

  • 'You Got It!' Teaching social and emotional skills (PDF 210KB)

    This article from Beyond the Journal: Young children on the Web by Fox and Harper Lentini (Nov 2006) looks at children who may be considered at risk of challenging behavior, and how they can be guided "to learn new social and emotional skills, teaching them within child-centered, developmentally ...

    Tags: social competence, prosocial behaviours. tag_names:subjects: social competence, social competence resource