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Socially Strong, Emotionally Secure

by Nefertiti Bruce and Karen Cairone
ITEM #: 4110008

Now more than ever, adults must help children develop the skills necessary to navigate through life successfully. By focusing on building social and emotional strength, we increase children's resilience and prepare them to handle the challenges in life. The strategies and activities in Socially Strong, Emotionally Secure: 50 Activities to Promote Resilience in Young Children help children become socially and emotionally healthy for life. Organized into five chapters, the activities support and build resilience in children ages 3 to 8.

Table of Contents
  • Introduction
    • What Is Social Development?
    • What Is Emotional Development?
    • What Is Resilience?
    • How Can You Help Children Develop Resilience?
    • Why Resilience Matters
    • Meaningful Activities Are Powerful Teaching Tools
    • How to Use This Book

  • Chapter 1: Promoting Resilience Through Supportive, Caring Practices
    • 10 Ways to Promote Resilience Using Supportive, Caring Practices
    • Activities:
      • Give Me a Hand
      • When We Were Little; Now That We're Big
      • President for a Day
      • That's My Name!
      • Let Me Show You
      • Feelings Quilt
      • Puppet Talk
      • Family & Friendship Fruit Salad
      • Negotiation Station
      • Message Center

  • Chapter 2: Promoting Resilience Through Home and School Partnerships
    • 10 Ways to Promote Resilience through Home and School Partnerships
    • Activities:
      • Family Show and Tell
      • My Family Photo album
      • Pass the Message Baton
      • I Can Take Care of Me
      • The Best Messenger
      • Bright Beginnings, Happy Endings
      • Positive Postcards
      • A Kiss I can Keep
      • Responsibility Apple Tree
      • Talking about Mistakes

  • Chapter 3: Promoting Resilience Through Activities and Experiences Playing While Learning
    • 10 Ways to Promote Resilience Using Activities and Experiences
    • Activities:
      • The "Perfect Pair"
      • "Find delight Now, Catch Up Later..."
      • Our Welcome Wreath
      • Turn That Frown Upside Down
      • Our Parade of Flags
      • Relaxation in a Bottle
      • Follow Your Leader
      • Our Classroom Flag
      • Still as Statues
      • Everyone's Pet

  • Chapter 4: Promoting Resilience Through Daily Routines and Transitions
    • What time is it, Anyway?
    • 10 Ways to Promote Resilience Using Daily Routines and Transitions
    • Activities:
      • Clothespin Pictorial Schedule
      • A Star Marks the Spot
      • On the Dance Floor
      • It's My choice!
      • Let's Pretend Charades
      • Leave a Little Wiggle Room
      • It's Almost Time
      • Together We're Better
      • Something to Talk About
      • A Season for Cleaning

  • Chapter 5: Promoting Resilience Through the Play and Learning Environment
    • Have a Goal
    • 10 Ways to Promote Resilience Through the Play and Learning Environment
    • Activities:
      • individual Theme Kits
      • Walking on My Knees for You
      • Where Does It Go?
      • The be-by-Myself Box
      • Wall of Fame
      • My family Place Mats
      • Cups of Fun
      • All about My feelings
      • Let's Get Physical
      • Free the Toys
  • References, Websites, and Resources
  • Index

ISBN: 978-0-876593-32-5

Socially Strong, Emotionally Secure