How to Support Your Child’s Social Skills Development

Social skills in children include sharing, cooperating, listening, following directions, respecting personal space, making eye contact, and using manners. When children have good social skills, they’re able to form and enjoy better relationships with others. They also have reduced stress and greater success in school. Try these activities to support your child’s social development: Infants Take turns pressing the button on a toy, rolling a ball back and forth, or holding a rattle or soft … Read more

Ways To Help Develop Your Child’s Social-Emotional Skills

The development of social-emotional skills in the early years begins a foundation for many other developmental and educational skills such as literacy, and other cognitive abilities. Social-emotional skills are important for: Regulating emotions The ability to share with others Follow instructions Understand the emotions of others Show empathy For any age, children need a role model to show them what these social emotional skills should look like. There are several ways you can help the … Read more

Teaching Children about Emotions: Resources & Tips

Teaching Your Child to: Identify and Express Emotions Teaching Emotions: Activity Ideas for Families Cómo enseñar a su hijo a: identificary expresar los Enseñando emociones: ideas de actividades para compartir con las familias Teaching Your Child About Feelings (from birth – age 2) Cómo enseñar a su hijo acerca de los sentimientos entre el nacimiento y los 2 años de edad How to Help Your Child Understand and Label Emotions Cómo ayudar a su niño … Read more

Resources for Teaching Children Social-Emotional Skills

Teaching children how to regulate their emotions is integral to their development. Check out these resources for ways to teach those skills during your everyday interactions.   Holidays: Strategies for Success Teaching Your Child to Identify and Express Emotions Helping Children Understand Emotions When Wearing Masks Teaching Emotions: Activity Ideas to Share With Families Ensenando emociones: ideas de actividades para compartir con las familias Using Positive Words: Examples for Telling Children What to Do Instead … Read more

Infant and Toddler Resource Zero to Three

The mission of ZERO TO THREE is to ensure that all babies and toddlers have a strong start in life. ZERO TO THREE envisions a society that has the knowledge and will to support all infants and toddlers in reaching their full potential. If you share this mission and vision, consider joining ZERO TO THREE. Members enjoy access to resources that support their work with young children. As an example, members get free access to … Read more