These pictures and visuals help present important information in a way that children can understand and use. They encourage engagement and learning in many different settings, routines, and activities.
Positive behaviors are social, emotional, and communicative skills and behaviors used by children that enable them to engage in and navigate their learning and social environments. These include skills to regulate their emotions, solve problems, and develop and sustain relationships. Providing intentional instruction on how to use positive behaviors is a critical part of preventing challenging behavior and supporting children who engage in challenging behaviors.
These resources help education staff learn about and use evidence-based strategies and supports to help children learn positive behaviors.
Practice along with Elmo as he shows the mindfulness strategy of whole body listening. This activity can be used to help children focus and prepare for the day or a new activity.
Listen to Cookie Monster explain how to notice things around us. This activity can help children find grounding and focus.
Take a deep breath with Abby! This activity can help children find calmness and reset.
Follow Big Bird’s instructions and say hello to each part of the body. This activity can be used to help children relax or self-soothe, including during difficult moments.
Infants and toddlers rely on supportive relationships to learn how to recognize problems and find solutions. Discuss practical strategies to foster problem-solving and relationship-building skills with infants and toddlers.
Children are born ready to solve problems, and they rely on supportive relationships to learn how to recognize a problem and find a solution. Discuss practical strategies to foster problem-solving and relationship-building skills in preschoolers.
Join us as we explore ways to create learning environments, routines, and activities that engage and promote children's learning and positive behaviors.
In this Teacher Time episode, explore how teachers and child care providers can help prevent challenging behaviors by supporting children’s development of emotional literacy, communication, and self-regulation skills.
Explore how teachers and family child care providers can support emotional literacy in infants and toddlers. Identify practical strategies for helping infants and toddlers regulate their emotions.