The Universe is made of stories, not of atoms. – Muriel Rukeyser Rabbits and owls happen to be two of E’s favorite animals so when we read a story about a friendship between them, we were both eager for the tale. The… Read More
Category: Practicing Social and Emotional Skills Tags: Books with social and emotional themes, Children, Children's Literature and social and emotional learning, Discussion, Emotions, Friends, Making meaning, Mama Raccoon, Owl, Picture books, Rabbit, Reading with children, Relationship skills, Responsible decision-making, Self awareness, Self-identity, Self-management, Social awareness, Story books
– honesty of mind : freedom from hypocrisy1 About Sincerity: Who “To be or not to be? That is the question.” Though Shakespeare questioned the choice of existence, the question of our authenticity may be just as important and fundamental. Psychologists have… Read More
Category: About, Modeling Social and Emotional Skills, Practicing Social and Emotional Skills Tags: "The Boy Who Cried Wolf", Authentic self, Children, Courage, Elements of a Confident Kid, false self, Honesty, Logical consequences, Responsible decision-making, Self awareness, Self-identity, Self-reflection, Sense of self, Sincerity, Social awareness, Social identity, Telling the truth, True self
Oh the places you’ll go! The worlds you will visit! The friends you will know! – Dr. Seuss1 “What are you guys up to?” I say to the three six-year-old friends in my living room. “We’re sharing our books!” one says with… Read More
Category: Building a Positive Family Environment Tags: Connection to others, Creativity, Cultural understanding, Empathy, Imagination, Learning pressure, Learning to read, Moral development, Perspective taking, Reading, Reading pressure, Responsible decision-making, Self awareness, Self-identity, Self-management, Social awareness, Story in social and emotional development
The beginning of wisdom is to call things by their right names. – Chinese Proverb It’s been said that the sound of our own name can be magical. It’s often true and particularly so for a child. I remember the principal saying… Read More
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