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Developing Social and Emotional Skills

Developing Social and Emotional Skills
Nurturing a child’s social and emotional development is an essential factor in raising healthy and capable children. As your children’s first teacher, you are the most important person in helping them forge strong relationships with kids and adults; understand, talk about and manage their feelings and behaviors; and identify and understand feelings and actions they observe in others.

Your children’s ability to understand and regulate their emotional and social responses is critical for school readiness and lifelong success.

The following resources will support your efforts to ensure your children develop strong social and emotional skills.

Free Resources About Social-Emotional Development

Learn More About Developing Strong Social-Emotional Skills

    • PBS Learning Media – This website for adults provides activities you can use to help young children develop strong social and emotional skills.
    • Understanding Social and Emotional Development in Young Children – This bulletin, in English and Spanish, provides tips for parents and other caring adults about ways to develop social and emotional skills in children from birth through age five.