Mental Health

Everyday Ideas for Increasing Children's Opportunities to Practice Social Skills and Emotional Competencies

Find ideas and strategies organized by the type of skill targeted: emotions, friendship, problem-solving, and handling anger and other difficult emotions. For each set of strategies, there are daily ideas which require relatively little planning, weekly ideas that require training and materials, and ideas that can be sent home with families.

The ideas and strategies outlined below are available in a variety of formats. They include Twitter postings ("tweets"), classroom activities, and supplemental materials and activities that families can do at home.

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