When children play we often just think they're having fun, but research has shown that the benefits of play extend far beyond that in early childhood. Such a key resource in understanding the effects and benefits of play on early childhood development.
Intended Audience - parents, teachers, children Intended Developmental Period - toddlerhood-adolescence Reason for Choosing - social/emotional development: learn more about a child's top worries by age
The four traditional paradigms of play are all incorporated into the way a child life specialist approaches their patients. However, among the four, "play as therapy" is a primary focus of Child Life Specialists.
Separation Anxiety Pocket Hearts: Young children often have trouble separating from their caregivers. It sometimes helps for them to carry transitional objects (ex. a photo) with them to help manage their anxiety during time apart.
Behaviour management "Calm down" is a phrase that we all use, especially with kids when experiencing intense emotions. Here are some alternative phrases that just might yield better results, and an action plan to put them in place.
Issue 72 - Sensory Solutions For Life
Features: +Top Strategies to Enhance Your Child’s Capacity for Self-Love + Autism and ADHD: Do You Know How to Help with Co-Occurring Conditions? +The End of Me +Evidence vs. Speculation: How to Know Which ASD Therapies Work +Calming Self-Injurious Behavior with a Simple Touch +Simple Ways to Use ABA Intervention in Family Routines +How To Be The Hero In Your Life +7 Myths About Autism that Parents Want You to Know and much more!
13 Powerful Phrases Proven to Help an Anxious Child Calm Down