Changing activities throughout the day can be challenging for children.  This handout from the Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL) gives some helpful ideas about being proactive when it comes to transitions to help children become independent in moving between activities over time.

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Helping Children make transitions between activities 

One of the most important tasks for young children is developing self-regulation and the support of caregivers is critical in this process. This handout offers some information about what is involved in self-regulation, why it is important, and how responsive caregiving can support it.

Fostering Self Regulation Handout

Fostering Self Regulation Handout – Spanish

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This handout from the Center on Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL) includes information and tips about the importance of working with children on identifying and labeling their emotions. The handout is part of the What Works Series through CSEFEL which focuses on effective practices for supporting children’s social-emotional development and preventing challenging behaviors. The briefs describe practical strategies and provide references to more information.

Fostering Emotional Literacy in Young Children Handout

Fostering Emotional Literacy in Young Children Handout – Spanish

Town Square Research to Practice Statements offer information from theory and research with examples and suggestions for what it means in your work with children.  This series of position statements includes topics such as the benefits of a home-like environment, the power of open-ended materials, and the benefits of incorporating the arts.

Town Square Research to Practice: Fostering Self Regulation

The Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning provides resources for parents, teachers, and providers with the goal to improve the social and emotional outcomes of young children. The resources include trainings and modules as well as resources specific for teachers and caregivers to download, all geared to help adults meet the social and emotional needs of young children. .