Your Successful Preschooler : Ten Skills Children Need to Become Confident and Socially Engaged

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2011-02-02
  • Publisher: Jossey-Bass
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Strategies to guide children towards the best play and social activitiesThe latest brain research show that children can be taughtat very early agesthe tools they need to become successful and connected to other children, as well as adults. This book offers parents and teachers the information they need to develop a clear understanding of the unique nature of each child in order to create a custom program that can teach a child the most effective ways to engage peers and make social interactions easier and more meaningful. Reveals why exposure to certain experiences can actually help a child's brain develop faster Shows how properly directed play can become an opportunity to facilitate language and development Both authors have appeared in the national media Offers a unique approach for teaching children customized play and social activitiesUsing the methods outlined can lead to a lifetime of social success and likeability that are crucial for a child's emotional stability.

Author Biography

Ann Densmore, EdD, is a certified speech pathologist and audiologist with a doctorate in education from Clark University and a master's in human development and psychology from Harvard University's Graduate School of Education. She has taught children language and social communication skills for more than thirty years. Margaret Bauman, MD, is an associate professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School and the founding director of the Lurie Center LADDERS program, a division of the Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital for Children.

Table of Contents

Note to the Readerp. IX
Acknowledgmentsp. XI
Introductionp. 1
Children Can Learn to Be Successfulp. 11
Raising a Likable Childp. 33
Preparing an Achieving Childp. 59
Ensuring a Happy Childp. 81
Building Strong Moral Characterp. 103
The Importance of Being Resilientp. 125
Encouraging Flexibility and the Art of Compromisep. 141
Getting Organizedp. 157
Developing Leadersp. 173
Successfully Engaging Friendsp. 189
Become Passionate About Learningp. 213
Successful Children Need Involved Parentsp. 227
Notesp. 239
Additional Resourcesp. 249
About the Authorsp. 255
About Harvard Medical Schoolp. 257
Indexp. 259
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