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Social-Emotional Development and Academic Success

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Going back to school or starting school can elicit a variety of concerns in children. That’s why it’s important to recognize the tie between social-emotional development and academic success in young learners. Research tells us that for children to be successful in school, they must be mentally healthy and have good interpersonal skills. Emotional development skills include the ability to regulate behavior, to manage feelings, to feel competent in completing tasks and to be confident when trying new things.

One of PBS LearningMedia’s featured Back to School collections this week provides teachers with resources (episode clips, articles and activities) that address specific as well as more general concerns that seem to arise this time of year. Among those resources is this featured collection of “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood.” The PBS Kids television series consists of two engaging stories that center on a common early learning theme with catchy, musical strategies that reinforce each theme and that preschoolers and adults will both sing at this critical time of year! EXPLORE: http://to.pbs.org/1tWSZAo

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