5-4-3-2-1 Early Childhood Tips for Today: Positive Relationships

By Office of Early Childhood
September 01, 2021

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Things to Know or Do

  • Create a warm, nurturing physical environment and greet each child individually by name each day.
  • Listen to children and encourage them to share and listen to others.
  • Engage in one-to-one interactions with children on their level and face-to-face.
  • Follow children’s lead and interests during play.
  • Acknowledge children for their efforts and accomplishments.

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Links to Visit

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Points to Access Research

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Children Read Alouds

Heartprints by P.K. Hallinan

This delightful and warm book is full of many examples of kindness and acts of love, describing the way our actions, small and significant, can make a positive impression on the hearts of others.

Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney

Little Nutbrown Hare shows his daddy how much he loves him: as wide as he can reach and as far as he can hop. But Big Nutbrown Hare, who can reach farther and hop higher, loves him back just as much.

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Video to View

The Center for Early Childhood Education: Building Positive Relationships with Young Children