This resource is an article from NAEYC's Beyond the Journal. It addresses one of the greatest challenges for both families and teachers of young children - separation from parents and other transitional issues. The young child's transition to a school experience can be very stressful for everyone involved. Teacher are sensitive to the needs of children, but some children still have difficulty separating from parents. Social stories - teacher made books written for children on topics relevant to an individual - can provide assistance for those toddlers and preschoolers who need help. Perhaps this interesting strategy will help a child you know. (author/nmb)
History for Early Childhood
Begin to use the language of time (e.g., day, night, yesterday, today, tomorrow).
Arrange sequences of personal and shared events through pictures, growth charts and other media.