Listen to Cookie Monster explain how to notice things around us. This activity can help children find grounding and focus.
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.
Take a deep breath with Abby! This activity can help children find calmness and reset.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Learn ways teachers and family child care providers can use the Positive Behavior Supports (PBS) framework to build relationships with the children in their care.