Nurturing Social Emotional Learning in Young Children [downloadable]

toddler-Social and emotional learning (SEL) involves the processes through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.

(Source: Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning)

The Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning at Vanderbilt University has developed a set of tools to help parents foster social emotional learning in their children. Each document offers easy-to-follow steps and practical suggestions for helping your child develop a  specific skill.

Teaching Your Child To: Identify and Express Emotions

Make the Most of Playtime

Teaching Your Child About Feelings


Teaching Your Child To: Cooperate with Requests

Responding to Your Child’s Bite

Understanding Your Child’s Behavior: Reading Your Child’s Cues from Birth to Age 2

Provided with permission from the Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning,


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