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Let the Child Cry: How Tears Support Social and Emotional Development

Let the Child Cry: How Tears Support Social and Emotional Development Crying is an important part of children's social-emotional development. Instead of demanding that they stop, create an emotionally safe classroom with patience, acceptance, and compassion.

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I would use this activity to help students get an idea of where they actually are in regards to the bigger idea that they live in a house, on a street, in a city, in a state, in a country and so on. This is helpful for students to actually get it so that it makes sense on their level. You could also do this on a smaller scale first of the school so they get an idea before the large scale project that this is.

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from Mosswood Connections

Emotions Scavenger Hunt: Social Skills Activity

This Emotions Scavenger Hunt is a great way to build emotional awareness, perspective taking, whole body listening and social skills. By focusing on other people in a relaxed environment it takes the pressure off by eliminating the need to interact while experiencing the various feelings that need to be explored, recognized and defined

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