NAEYC published an article written by Deb Jones in Teaching Young Children all about the impact of using positive words with children in the early learning environment.
Why Words Matter
“Words matter. They are packages of power that can harm or help. As Fred Rogers said, “The greatest thing we can do is let people know that they are loved and capable of loving.” This article offers activities and techniques centered on using positive words to make your classroom an encouraging place where children, families, and teachers feel the love.” The article includes ideas to use with children, with families, and with other teachers and staff. AND ideas to use with yourself. Check out the full article here.
Our Feeling Positive CD Can Help!
And, don’t forget that GROWING SOUND has some fantastic songs to coordinate with this article.
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Feeling Positive Manual
Did you know we have a coordinating resource manual for our FEELING POSITIVE project as well? Filled with coordinating activities, dance movements, ideas for partnering with families, suggested books to read, sheet music, and more.
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