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  • NAEYC - Moving right along: Planning transitions to prevent challenging behaviour (May 2008)

    Flick to page 18 to read this article by Hemmeter, Ostrosky, Artman, and Kinder which discusses why challenging behaviour often occurs during transitions, and offers: "strategies for planning and implementing effective transitions ideas for using transitions to teach social skills and emotion...

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  • The Teacher's role in the development of social competence (PDF 1.66MB)

    This paper by Katz and McClellan (1991) describes how teachers can contribute to young children's social development. "Teachers and caregivers can provide models of interactive skills, set patterns for class interaction, and provide help to children who are in the process of acquiring and stre...

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  • ERIC Digest: Assessing young children's social competence (PDF 31KB)

    This paper by Katz and McClellan (2001) discusses research that "suggests a child's long-term social and emotional adaptation, academic and cognitive development, and citizenship are enhanced by frequent opportunities to strengthen social competence during childhood". It provides a 'social attrib...

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  • 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...

    Tags: social competence, relationships. tag_names:subjects: social competence, infants and toddlers, pedagogy, social competence resource

  • Importance of Play

    What is it that makes play special?  Why is it crucial for young children's development?  Dianne Rich considers these questions in this short article on the importance of play for children. 

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  • Importance of Play

    What is it that makes play special?  Why is it crucial for young children's development?  Dianne Rich considers these questions in this short article on the importance of play for children. 

    tag_names:subjects: social competence, play, social competence resource

  • NAEYC - Guidance Matters: Children Who Have Serious Conflicts (PDF 435KB)

    Part 1: Reactive aggression This article by Dan Gartrell (March 2011) is the first in a two-part series about helping children who have serious conflicts - how to build and maintain positive relationships with every child, even during conflicts.

    Tags: social competence, conflict, aggression. tag_names:subjects: social competence, social competence resource

  • NAEYC - The Neurobiology of Emotional Intelligence: Using Our Brain to Stay Cool under Pressure (PDF 789KB)

    This article by Holy Elissa Bruno (Jan 2011) discusses the brain's structure and elements of social neuroscience - "the study of how relationships affect every cell in our body and how our brain/nervous system affects our relationships". "...staying informed about our internal processes enable...

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  • NAEYC - Storybook Reading for Young Dual Language Learners (PDF 512KB)

    Gillanders and Castro (Jan 2011) look at storybook reading to promote language and literacy development, with specific reference to dual language learners. They introduce strategies for teachers to support comprehension of text, encourage participation, and aid vocabulary development in young dua...

    Tags: social competence, literacy, . tag_names:subjects: social competence, literacy, literacy and numeracy resource, social competence resource

  • 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