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DeMeulenaere, Michelle – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 2015
In this article, Michelle DeMeulenaere discusses social/emotional learning (SEL), with a focus on helping preschool children gain knowledge about feelings and getting along with others. SEL is the process in which children are able to acknowledge and recognize the emotions of others, develop empathy, make good decisions, establish friendships, and…
Descriptors: Socialization, Emotional Development, Social Development, Preschool Children
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Andrews, Nicole – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 2015
Blocks are not just for play! In this article, Nicole Andrews describes observing the interactions of three young boys enthusiastically engaged in the kindergarten block center of their classroom, using blocks in a building project that displayed their ability to use critical thinking skills, physics exploration, and the development of language…
Descriptors: Manipulative Materials, Play, Interaction, Kindergarten
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Crow, René; Cooper, Mark; Dallas, Jamie – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 2015
Teachers of students with chronic challenging behaviors need relief, and they need it quickly. While they may appreciate the sympathy of others, what they really need is some genuine help. Challenging children can make a teacher's day difficult. In this article, the authors share some strategies that can provide "emergency relief" to…
Descriptors: Child Behavior, Behavior Problems, Young Children, Early Childhood Education
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Lentz, C. Lorelle; Seo, Kay Kyeong-Ju; Gruner, Bridget – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 2014
The conversation about young children and their use of technology has dramatically changed over the past ten years in the early childhood education community and in the general public. It appears the debate has moved forward from the question posed by Vail (2001) in her article titled, "How Young Is Too Young? When It Comes to Computer Use,…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Emergent Literacy
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Jacobi-Vessels, Jill L. – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 2013
Nature play can be an effective teaching strategy across the curriculum and may provide children and teachers with lasting memories. Research shows that experiences in natural settings provide multiple benefits to young children, including increased physical activity, reduced obesity, improved concentration, and enhanced social skills. Early…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Preschool Teachers, Outdoor Education, Physical Activities
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Nuner, Joyce E.; Griffith, Amy C. Stevens – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 2011
Early care and education providers often are the first to notice children's developmental differences because their extensive knowledge about and experience with typical development is a baseline frame for recognizing differences. Educators of young children are aware that the earlier children with developmental delays, such as those caused by…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Autism, Young Children, Developmental Delays
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Test, Joan E.; Cunningham, Denise D.; Lee, Amanda C. – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 2010
In general, talking with young children encourages development in many areas: (1) spoken language; (2) early literacy; (3) cognitive development; (4) social skills; and (5) emotional maturity. Speaking with children in increasingly complex and responsive ways does this even better. This article explores research findings about the effects of…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Speech, Learning Activities, Oral Language
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Lynch, Sharon A.; Simpson, Cynthia G. – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 2010
Well-informed teachers of young children recognize the importance of children's social development. The development of social skills lays a critical foundation for later academic achievement as well as work-related skills. Social development is such a key issue with young children that a number of methods to address social skills have been…
Descriptors: Direct Instruction, Socialization, Academic Achievement, Young Children
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Nissen, Hannah; Hawkins, Carol J. – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 2008
Systematic and ongoing assessment of children's skills and progress is at the heart of developmentally appropriate practice in early childhood classrooms. Careful assessment enables teachers to know the children with whom they work. Effective early childhood practice focuses on the needs of the whole child, so child assessment must similarly focus…
Descriptors: Young Children, Social Development, Skill Development, Interpersonal Competence
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Disque, J. Graham; Langenbrunner, Mary R. – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 1996
Suggests using books to nurture development of children's positive self-images by employing Narrative Therapy, a family therapy technique. Discusses guidelines to help children behave in more socially mature ways. Defines terms used in Narrative Therapy and gives examples of techniques. Lists children's books by therapy category and suggests ways…
Descriptors: Bibliotherapy, Childrens Literature, Classroom Techniques, Early Childhood Education
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Wellhousen, Karyn – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 1994
Discusses techniques that teachers and caregivers can use to assess the social development of young children. Indicates how anecdotal records, running records, checklists, rating scales, and standardized tests allow educators to determine the social competency of children and plan appropriate intervention strategies. (MDM)
Descriptors: Check Lists, Child Behavior, Early Childhood Education, Evaluation Criteria
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Mize, Jacquelyn; Abell, Ellen – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 1996
Summarizes current theories about children's peer relationships and suggests practices recommended by teachers for parents concerned about their children's social development. Asserts that not having friends can be frustrating and painful for young children. Explores parental influences and gives steps parents can take to enhance children's social…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Friendship, Interpersonal Competence, Interpersonal Relationship
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Williamson, Peter A. – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 1993
Illustrates the use of thematic fantasy play, or play that involves the enactment of stories from literature, in a kindergarten classroom. Maintains that thematic fantasy play facilitates children's development of social competence and story comprehension. (BB)
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Interpersonal Competence, Kindergarten Children, Listening Comprehension
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McClellan, Diane; Katz, Lilian G. – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 1992
Maintains that, because social development begins in the early years, it is appropriate for early childhood programs to include periodic formal and informal assessments of children's progress in the acquisition of social competence. A checklist of social attributes for teachers to use in examining children is provided. (BB)
Descriptors: Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Early Childhood Education, Interpersonal Competence, Measurement Techniques
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Hartle, Lynn; And Others – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 1994
Observed the playground behavior and social interaction of 27 kindergarten children in a university laboratory school, focusing on the children's ability to successfully negotiate social interactions. Found that communication skills, ability to recognize and understand others' emotions and needs, and self-confidence are critical to positive social…
Descriptors: Child Behavior, Cognitive Development, Communication Skills, Early Childhood Education
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