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Season 2, Episode 1: Fostering Social Emotional Skills—Relationships Are Key

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Season 2, Episode 1: Fostering Social Emotional Skills—Relationships Are Key

At the root of social emotional development is healthy relationships. Join us as we explore how to build strong, responsive relationships with young children, and learn how to give them the tools to manage their thoughts, feelings, and actions.

Watch now: episode 1, Fostering Social Emotional Skills: Relationships Are Key!

Each Circle Time Magazine episode includes an educational video delivered in a talk show format. Watch this video to learn more about responsive caregiving, challenges to building relationships and ways to overcome them, and much more.

Download your copy of Issue 1, Relationships are Key!

Circle Time Magazine Season 2, Episode 1, print version

To learn more about Positive Behavior Support (PBS) and the teaching practices that can have a positive impact on your relationships with children and their behavior download the print version or view the magazine online.

Dive into Books

Bilingual Book Recommendations:

  • I Like it When by Mary Murphy (Bilingual: Me gusta cuando por Mary Murphy)
  • My Face Book by Star Bright Books (Bilingual: Mi libro de las caras por Star Bright Books)
  • “More More More,” Said the Baby by Vera B. Williams (Bilingual: Más, más, más dijo el bebé por Vera B. Williams)
  • Owl Babies by Martin Waddell (Bilingual: Las lechucitas por Martin Waddell)
  • Ten, Nine, Eight by Molly Bang (Bilingual: Diez, nueve, ocho por Molly Bang)

Book Recommendations:

  • Besos for Babies by Jen Arena
  • Cradle Me by Debby Slier
  • Feelings! A Baby’s Guide to Babies’ Feelings by David Salariya
  • Full, Full, Full of Love by Trish Cooke
  • I Love You All Day Long by Francesca Rusackas
  • Maisy Goes to Bed by Lucy Cousins
  • My Heart Fills with Happiness by Monique Gray Smith
  • This is Our Baby Born Today by Varsha Bajaj
  • You Hold Me Up by Monique Gray Smith

Helpful Resources—Episode 1: Relationships are Key

Go Deeper...

with this collection of additional reading on the main topics of each episode.

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and improve your practice by engaging in these activities designed to help you put your knowledge into practice.

See it in Action...

with these video exemplars that showcase the concepts discussed in the show and magazine, in practice.

Reflect on Bias and Behavior...

with these resources to increase your self-awareness and address unconscious biases that are likely to be impacting children in your program.

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