Social And Emotional Well-Being

Young children are better able to cope with their ever-changing world, overcome obstacles, and grow into emotionally healthy adults if they are provided opportunities to build their self-awareness and confidence.

Social And Emotional Well-Being
by Connie Jo Smith and Charlotte M. Hendricks
Redleaf Press
Retail Price $14.95
Amazon Price: $11.62

Book Description: 

Young children are better able to cope with their ever-changing world, overcome obstacles, and grow into emotionally healthy adults if they are provided opportunities to build their self-awareness and confidence. Help children appreciate themselves and others, explore relationships, and develop coping mechanisms for dealing with change and difficult events in their lives as they learn about self-esteem, emotions and feelings, family, friends, and changes in life.

The curriculum includes:

  • Overviews of the six social and emotional well-being topics
  • Suggested interest area materials and supports for creating the learning environment
  • Learning objectives and vocabulary words to intro¬duce and use
  • Suggestions for evaluating children’s understanding of each topic
  • More than 30 hands-on classroom activities
  • Family information and take-home activities

This book is part of the Growing, Growing Strong series, a whole-health curriculum for children age three though kindergarten. Together, the books provide a complete set of activities and resources to help you support children’s growth and wellness.

Review

Some skills are absolutely necessary to teach at an early age and this book  is a unique approach to education, saying that the most important thing for a child to learn is not a truly academic subject at all, but instead seven emotional and social skills that will prepare a child for the other tasks. The authors touch on things such as confidence, empathy, willpower, and more.  This is a great resource for teachers to better help them mentor their students in what is really important.  It is full of fun and exciting activities that are full of life lessons.

~Reviewed by Emily G.

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