Category: Social and Emotional

  • Kindergarten Readiness – Music for Sharing

    This week, as prompted by a recent Michele Borba presentation, our topic is the social skill of sharing. Like any other skill it becomes easier with practice, (given that the situation is fair and reasonable). Children respond to songs better than nagging, so here is a way to remind kids and teach them sharing strategies.…

  • Kindergarten Readiness – May & Michele Borba

    Last week, I had the opportunity to hear Michele Borba at a Parents’ Night Out.  Her powerful presentation on Moral Intelligence reminded me that social and emotional skills are an important part of readiness, too. One of the skills that helps children at school is the ability to share. At school there is 1 teacher…

  • It’s in the Cards

    No, not flash cards, although they can be useful, too. These are cards for card games that kids and parents or other family members can play together. Playing cards also provides an opportunity to learn social skills such as asking politely, saying no acceptably, taking turns, sharing an activity, following rules and more. Sometimes children…