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Preschool SEL Collection 5: General Guidelines to Support Children at Home during Pandemic

This is part 4 of a five part collection of Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) for preschoolers. This collection of resources for parents and/or teachers focuses how parents and/or teachers can support children at home during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Also, please check out the "Student Well-Being Resources" under "Children's Social-Emotional Wellness" under "Headlines" posted on Olentangy Local Schools website: https://www.olentangy.k12.oh.us/site/default.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&ModuleInstanceID=947&ViewID=6446EE88-D30C-497E-9316-3F8874B3E108&RenderLoc=0&FlexDataID=11794&PageID=1

Preschool SEL Collection 4: Attention and Task Completion

This is part 4 of a five part collection of Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) for preschoolers. This collection of resources for parents and/or teachers focuses on helping young children sustain attention to task and remaining with tasks through completion. It also addresses time management, understanding expectations, and gaining an adult's attention appropriately. (A good reference based on development is: 2 year-olds are expected to sustain attention to a task for 3-5 minutes, 3 year-olds for 5-10 minutes, and 4-year-olds for 10-12 minutes. - Resource: Toni Linder's Transdisciplinary Play Based Assessment model.)

Preschool SEL Collection 3: Schedules / Daily Routines

This is part 3 of a five part collection of Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) for preschoolers. This collection of resources for parents and/or teachers focuses on the importance of having daily routines or schedules for young children and smooth transitions between activities.

Preschool SEL Collection 2: Teaching Play Skills

This is part 2 of a five part collection of Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) for preschoolers. This collection of resources focuses on the importance of play for young children, how to make the most of playtime, and teaching through play.

Preschool SEL Collection 1: Self-Regulation Skills

This collection is to provide social-emotional / behavior resources to be shared with teachers and/or parents. The resources are directed towards the preschool population.

We Can Do It! by Laura Dwight

Read aloud of We Can Do It! by Laura Dwight

Books About Feelings

This brief video shows how to access a children's book list on feelings, broken down by various subtopics, from the Zero to Three Early Connections website using the following link: https://www.zerotothree.org/resources/7-books-about-feelings-for-babies-and-toddlers#chapter-5

Just Play with Me: What Research Tells Us About Playing More Confidently with Our Children

This brief video shows how to access an article on play, and other articles on play, on the National Association for the Education of Young Children website using the following link: https://www.naeyc.org/our-work/families/playing-confidently-with-our-children

Emergency Resources for Families

This brief video shows how to access various different "Emergency Resources", such as tip sheets, social stories, and guidance related to COVID-19 on the National Center for Pyramid Innovations website using the following link: https://challengingbehavior.cbcs.usf.edu/emergency/

Emergency Resources for Families

This brief video shows how to access various different "Emergency Resources", such as tip sheets, social stories, and guidance related to COVID-19 on the National Center for Pyramid Innovations website using the following link: https://challengingbehavior.cbcs.usf.edu/emergency/

Emergency Resources for Families

This brief video shows how to access various different "Emergency Resources", such as tip sheets, social stories, and guidance related to COVID-19 on the National Center for Pyramid Innovations website using the following link: https://challengingbehavior.cbcs.usf.edu/emergency/

10 Prop Box Ideas: Mini Learning Centers at Home

This brief video shows how to access the article "10 Prop Box Ideas: Mini Learning Centers at Home" from the National Association for the Education of Young Children website using the following link: https://www.naeyc.org/our-work/families/10-prop-box-ideas-mini-learning-centers-home

Dealing with Distractions Tip Sheet

This brief video shows how to access the tip sheet on Dealing with Distractions on the Illinois Early Learning Project website using the following link: https://illinoisearlylearning.org/tipsheets/distraction/

At Home Activity Guide

This short video shows how to access tips on planning for at home activities by varying activity types and rotating toys. You can find these tips on the Zero to Three Early Connection website using the following link: https://www.zerotothree.org/resources/3264-at-home-activity-guide

Power of Play: Building Skills and Having Fun

This video focuses on learning how to nurture development through play and is found on the Zero to Three Early Connections website using the following link: https://www.zerotothree.org/resources/158-power-of-play-building-skills-and-having-fun

Early Learning Activities and Visual Support

This short video shows how to access early learning activities idea on the Family Implemented TEACCH for Toddlers website using the following link: https://fitt.fpg.unc.edu/early-learning-activities?f%5B0%5D=field_photo_task_type%3A20&f%5B1%5D=field_photo_domain%3A8

Sample Play Video - Going Camping

This video of “Going Camping” is an example of playtime with a three-year old where the parent helps to facilitate a young child’s play by (1) listening carefully (2) teaching by rephrasing (3) keeping the play going. This video is from the Illinois Early Learning Project website using this link: https://illinoisearlylearning.org/videos/videos-parenting/going-camping/

Teach Through Play

This short video explores the following website: https://www.encourageplay.com/teach-through-play and gives information on the different play types, play personalities, developmental stages of play, and the importance of play.

Social Narrative Regarding COVID-19

Video of social narrative on COVID-19

Belly Breathe song with Elmo

Sesame Street plays Common and Colbie Caillat sing "Belly Breathe" with Elmo. This song is a strategy to use to cope when angry.

Tucker Takes Time to Tuck and Think

This video shows how to access the Turtle Technique social story. The Turtle Technique teaches young children how to cope with anger, disappointment, and frustration.

Work and Play Together Tip Sheet

This one-page tip sheet gives positive guidance for teaching young children cooperative play skills. It can be found on the illinoisearlylearning.org website in other languages as well.

We Can Be Problem Solvers

The "We Can Be Problem Solvers" social story helps young children think of solutions when they encounter a problem in play or at other times using the solution cue cards.

Family Staycation Kit

This 13-page booklet provides 10 ways parents can talk, read, sing, and play your way through the day while at home during COVID-19.

Children's Book List

This book list from the csefel website has children's book's listen into subcategories of feelings. These subcategories include: Being A Friend, Accepting Different Kinds of Friends, General Feelings, Happy Feelings, Sad Feelings, Angry or Mad Feelings, Scared or Worried Feelings, Caring About Other and Empathy, Self-Confidence, Good Behavior Expectations, Family Relationships, Bullying/Teasing, and Grief and Death.

Positive Discipline Strategies for Addressing Challenging Behavior

This brochure highlights the strategies for emphasizing positive discipline and how to use those strategies.

Positive Solutions for Families: Practical Tips for Parents of Young Children with Challenging Behavior

Eight practical tips for parents to address young children's challenging behavior

Helping Your Child during the Pandemic

The following tips offer some guidance for supporting your children at this time.

Activity Sequence Board

This visual allows parents or teachers to break down a preschool art activity into more manageable steps and increase sustained attention to task and encourage task completion. Visual icons included.

Movement Resources for Kids

This gives ideas for movement breaks or brain breaks for kids to encourage improved sustained attention to tasks.

Teaching Your Child to Cooperate with Requests

This article focuses on young children following adult expectations and what to do when your child refuses to comply with requests.

How to Help Your Child Manage Time and Understand Expectations

This handout is from the Backpack Connection Series created by TACSEI teaching effective time management for young children.

How to Teach Your Child How to Appropriately Get Your Attention

This handout from the Backpack Connection Series created by TACSEI how to get an adult or peer's attention appropriately, instead of yelling or whining.

Teaching Your Child to Become Independent with Daily Routines

This article discusses what daily routines or self-care skills are appropriate to expect at what age, how to teach children to carry out these daily routines independently, and what you can to if a child refuses to independently complete daily routines.

How to Use Visual Schedules to Help Your Child Understand Expectations

This handout is from the Backpack Connection Series created by TACSEI on the importance of visual schedules for children and clearly communicating your expectations to children.

How to Plan Activities to Reduce Challenging Behaviors

This is a handout from the Backpack Connection Series created by TACSEI on planning ahead to help improve your child's behavior.

How to Help Your Child Transition Smoothly between Places and Activities

The Backpack Connection Series created by TACSEI handout on transitions that lists specific ideas or strategies for smooth transitions at home.

Make the Most of Playtime

This article describes the importance of play, the development of play from birth through age three, and tips to make the most of your child's playtime.

"Things You Do before Bed" Visual Icons

Visuals for bedtime routine activities to be used for an individual picture schedule.

"Things You Do in the Morning" Visual Icons

Visuals for morning routine activities to be used for an individual picture schedule.

Transition Visual Cards

This tip sheet provides information on how to help children transition between activities and strategies to support transitions. It also include visual icons for activities.

Self-Regulation: Breathing Strategies

Visuals for belling breathing by "smelling the flower" and "blowing the pinwheel". This tip sheet lists ways to teach belly breathing with visuals and props.

Problem Solving Steps: Visual

This handout shows the steps of problem solving and gives ideas for how to practice them.

Parent Handout for Addressing Challenging Behaviors

This table lists challenging behaviors a child experiences and ideas for what the child is trying to communicate through his or her behavior. Source: Connect the Dots

Feeling Faces: This is how I feel today

This handout helps teach children to use words or visuals to express their feelings rather than challenging behaviors. Tips are includes for how to use the emotion faces.

Encouraging Positive Behaviors Handout

Tips for reducing challenging behaviors by reducing positive behaviors.

Playtime: A Special Time How-To

This document is from the Childcare Health Consultation website (https://www.kentuckycchc.org/) Connect the Dots. This tips sheet provides information on how to make the most of playtime with young children.

Self-Regulation: Relaxation Thermometer

This strategy uses the visual of a thermometer to teach children how their affect changes and can intensify or relax based on their level of emotions and feelings they are experiencing.

Safe Place Breathing Icons by Conscious Discipline

In Conscious Discipline the Safe Place is a place/room/section of a room/spot where children (and adults) can change their inner state from upset to calm. The Safe Place may contain calming items to the child, comfy seating (bean bags, pillows), and posted visuals of calming techniques. These breathing icons help children practice calming techniques when upset.