Perhaps you volunteer in your child’s classroom as I do and are helping plan the annual Halloween party. Maybe you are a teacher looking for ways to both entertain, celebrate, and build skills on the holiday. Or you could be planning a… Read More
Category: Building a Positive Family Environment Tags: Active listening, classroom cooperative games, Collaboration, Collaborative games, Creative thinking, Empathy, halloween cooperative games, halloween games, halloween party, Negotiation, Nonverbal communication, Perspective taking, Problem solving, Social awareness
What you do speaks so loud that I cannot hear what you say. – Ralph Waldo Emerson When I silently hold out my hand in a high five signal toward my son while I am on the phone, he understands that I… Read More
Category: Building a Positive Family Environment, Modeling Social and Emotional Skills, Practicing Social and Emotional Skills Tags: Body language, Family Communication, Gestures, Listening, Movements, Nonverbal communication, Parent child communication, Reinforcing positive behaviors, Sign Language, Somatic awareness
Check out “A Win for Everyone: Collaborative Games” by Jennifer Miller, author of Confident Parents, Confident Kids on the NBC Education Nation’s Parent Toolkit blog. The article includes numerous cooperative game ideas for you to introduce to your kids whether its in… Read More
Category: Practicing Social and Emotional Skills Tags: Collaboration, Collaborative games, Competition, Cooperative games, Effective listening, Empathy, Impulse control, Jennifer Miller, NBC Education Nation, NBC Parent Toolkit, Nonverbal communication, Problem solving, Self awareness, Trust building, Turn taking
Pick a little, talk a little, pick a little, talk a little Cheep, cheep, cheep, talk a lot, pick a little more. – From the musical, Music Man (1957) It is easy to forget that the music of our speech, our tone… Read More
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