88 Tips to Develop Children's Social Skills and Create Positive Teacher-Family Relationships
'Teachers and parents will recognize (and chuckle over) many of the situations described in the stories, and will find the strategies useful in meeting the social, emotional, and intellectual needs of young children' - Joan Franklin Smutny, Author, Differentiating for the Young Child
'Easy to read and comprehend. The author knows her field and conveys that knowledge in unassuming ways' - Catheryn Weitman, Professor, Elementary Education, Barry University, Florida
'Even though strong parent-teacher partnerships benefit children, very little attention is usually given to training teachers to tap into this powerful resource. Kaltman's practical tips would be a very valuable resource for preservice and inservice teachers alike' - Ruth R. Kennedy, Assistant Professor, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
Prepare both children and families for school by developing critical social skills and building team relationships!
Ensuring children's healthy social and emotional development is one of the most important - and most challenging - responsibilities that early childhood educators and parents face. This reader-friendly reference offers 88 tips to tackle the task by focusing on what teachers can do with children and their parents.
Help! For Teachers of Young Children provides readers with entertaining stories and practical strategies that cover a range of topics, from disciplining appropriately to developing communication skills (listening, understanding, speaking), cooperation skills (self control, turn taking), and a positive self concept in children. It also addresses preparing parents and children for school, creating a team relationship with parents, and holding effective conferences.
Each tip offers:
- A concise and interesting story from the author's own experience
- Straightforward advice and suggestions that teachers can immediately put to use
- "Ask Yourself" questions for teachers to think about their classroom practice
- A "Try This" section at the end of each chapter gives readers even more activity ideas for working with children ages 2-5.
Both new and experienced early years teachers will find fresh, fun, developmentally appropriate ideas each time they open this engaging resource and its companion volume, More Help! For Teachers of Young Children: 99 Tips to Promote Intellectual Development and Creativity.