These CDs can be used on PC or Mac platform.
Permission is granted for use of the CD by one individual program director, trainer, or college educator presenting the material in an in-person setting.
For use online or by multiple individuals in one organization (including large early childhood organizations, colleges, and other training institutions), please email requests to [email protected].
This Learning Moments CD (for use on a computer) presents real-life video files that are the perfect compliment to workshops, lectures, and online courses on how children deal with the inevitable frustrations that occur during an ordinary day.
"Excerpt from Children Dealing with Frustrations. Here a child’s play interferes with the goals of another child. When should a teacher intervene? How can a teacher intercede in children's conflicts?"
A tire swing may be difficult to mount as it moves back and forth. A child reaches for an object to use in the sand table, but a friend quickly takes it for her own. A group of boys have difficulty starting a game because they all want to go first. A child is accidentally bumped with a shovel, and the adult encourages the offending child to soothe the upset child. Four children think ahead about how to deal with play when it becomes too rough. What can we learn about children’s emotional intelligence as we watch them deal with these situations?
Table of Contents
- Jack Overcomes Obstacles
How did the teacher’s hint help Jack focus differently on the problem?
- Tire Swing Ups and Downs
How does Caleb learn to take an active role in the pursuit of his goals, experience shared joy, imitate his peer, celebrate attainment of sub-goals, reflect upon what he is able and not yet able to do, work to regulate his frustration, and demonstrate persistence?
- Taking Turns
In what ways might adults lend children information to facilitate competencies in conflict resolution? How many times doe we ask children questions without being open to all possible answers?
- Sand Container Conflict
How would you help the children expand their understanding of what is fair? What could you do to help children learn to share more equitably? What tools could you offer to help children take on leadership roles?
- Dryden Deserves an Icepack
What approaches have you seen or used when one child’s play interferes with the goals of another child? How and when should an adult interced in children’s conflict? What is the balance between a children’s and a teacher’s ideas?
- George Understands
What are infants able to understand about other’s emotions? Did George interpret Sophia’s cry to mean that she was upset? Did George react to his own feeling of discomfort upon hearing Sophia’s cry?
- First and Last
What compromises do the children make? How would you help the children reflect on the effectiveness of their rules and encourage them to negotiate shard rules that govern their pay more equitably?
- To Team or Not to Team
How might you use this episode to debate the principles of dealing with conflict resolution?
- Children Discuss Rough Play
How would you help the children continue to think about what is fair for other, signal when they sense potential danger, and respect their peers’ concerns when engaged in play?
- Learning to Clay Together
Do you think that the children were working toward opposite goals? When should an adult intervene in a conflict?
- Carrying a Basket
What do we gain by offering children time to negotiate conflict? How can verbalizing feelings help to establish theory of mind in young children? In what other ways can teachers support conflict resolution without taking shared responsibility away from the children? How does the environment influence our interactions, especially during conflict?
The Learning Moments Series is produced by Videatives, Inc.