Social Emotional Activities
Staying Connected while Social Distancing
Many of us are separated from our loved ones and staying connected from a distance provides some challenges. Platforms such as Zoom, Skype and Google Hangouts provide wonderful methods for staying connected with other adults and even older children but, what about with the small ones that we miss so much.
Everyday Learning with Young Children
When you are stuck inside with the same toys and activities, it can be easy to feel like you are not doing enough to work with a little one. However, it is not always what you have, but how you use it. You can create fun learning experiences for children at home, using common household items. This can be just as important as their classroom experiences. The most valuable tool is a caring and responsive adult… YOU!
Helping Children Stay Social During Difficult Times
Young children are just beginning to understand that there are other people in their world, including “little people” like themselves. When children develop peer relationships, they feel good about themselves and others. School, play-dates, community playgroups, and sports provide children chances to connect. See below for some tips on helping children build social skills and stay connected with peers while social distancing.