This topical guide on social-emotional development will introduce you to important books, videos, and Web resources available from the EI Clearinghouse.

Books

Contact us via online form or by phone (1-877-275-3227) to request a resource listed below (or ask your local public librarian).


Foundations of Responsive Caregiving: Infants, Toddlers, and Twos
Jean Barbre
Redleaf Press, 2013
Infants, toddlers, and 2-year-olds grow best when they are loved, cared for, and valued as unique individuals. This book will help you provide children with high-quality care in a responsive learning environment.
HQ 778.5 B37 2013 783153092

Nurturing personal, social and emotional development in early childhood : a practical guide to understanding brain development and young children’s behaviour
Debbie Garvey
Jessica Kingsley, 2018
This book gives professionals the knowledge and understanding they need to critically evaluate their own practice and find the best course of action to support personal social emotional development in young children.
HQ 772 .G34 2018 1004000911

Promoting Resilience for Now and Forever: A Family Guide for Supporting the Social and Emotional Development of Preschool Children
Mary Mackrain
Kaplan Early Learning, 2013
This book offers simple strategies for families to support young children’s healthy social and emotional development through enjoyment of everyday activities that promote three key protective factors: initiative, self-regulation, and attachment/relationships.
BF 723 .R46 M33 2013 865476407

Social and emotional development in early intervention : a skills guide for working with children
Mona Delahooke
PESI Publishing, 2017
This book provides valuable tools to help nurture relationships, measure progress, reduce child stress, address challenging behaviors and promote self-regulation.
BF 721 .D372 2017 982735487

The Attachment Connection: Parenting a Secure and Confident Child Using the Science of Attachment Theory
Ruth P. Newton,
New Harbinger, 2008
This book shows how paying attention to the emotional needs of your child, particularly during the first five years of development, can help him or her grow up happy, secure, and confident.
BF 723 .A75 N565 2008 166372687

What Children Need to Be Happy, Confident and Successful: Step by Step Positive Psychology to Help Children Flourish
Jeni Hooper
Jessica Kingsley, 2012
A guide providing a blend of child psychology and activities that is suitable for professionals working with children as well as parents. As you identify and develop your child’s strengths, you increase their opportunities to do well at school and become a happy, confident, well-rounded person.
BF 721 .H62 2012 758646867

Why Love Matters: How Affection Shapes a Baby’s Brain
Sue Gerhardt
Routledge, 2004
The author contends that babyhood is much more important to our lives than many people realize and that a lot of the behavior that worries us later in childhood has already been shaped by children’s experiences in babyhood.
WL 300 .G368w 2004 53937761

Videos

Contact us to request a resource listed below (or ask your local public librarian). Some videos may be viewed online.


Early intervention for social-emotional development : successful sensory-based strategies for birth to 5 years
5 hr, 55 minute DVD
PESI, 2017
This video teaches much-needed strategies for infants and young children who have sensory processing disorders, autism spectrum disorder, development delays, behavior issues or speech and language delays to improve social-emotional development.
LC 4019.3 .Ea761 2015 1023434068

Family Based Prevention. Series 6, Social & Emotional Development in Young Children
155-minute DVD
Purdy Productions, 2012
The video features research-based yet practical strategies for working with children and families and nurturing healthy, socially competent children.
WS 105.5 .E5 P972 2012 857794315

The Awakening and Growth of the Human (Volume 1)
5-volume DVD series
Infant-Parent Institute, 2009
A series of training films on the psychosocial development of infants and their families, these five DVDs examine how parents and children fall in love with one another and what happens when there are problems that interrupt the growth of those
bonds.
WS 350 .T861 2009 vol. 1–5 864601868

The Awakening and Growth of the Human (Volume 2)
5-volume DVD series
Infant-Parent Institute, 2009
A series of training films on the psychosocial development of infants and their families, these five DVDs examine how parents and children fall in love with one another and what happens when there are problems that interrupt the growth of those
bonds.
WS 350 .T861 2009 vol. 1–5 864602084

The Awakening and Growth of the Human (Volume 3)
5-volume DVD series
Infant-Parent Institute, 2009
A series of training films on the psychosocial development of infants and their families, these five DVDs examine how parents and children fall in love with one another and what happens when there are problems that interrupt the growth of those
bonds.
WS 350 .T861 2009 vol. 1–5 816023046

The Awakening and Growth of the Human (Volume 4)
5-volume DVD series
Infant-Parent Institute, 2009
A series of training films on the psychosocial development of infants and their families, these five DVDs examine how parents and children fall in love with one another and what happens when there are problems that interrupt the growth of those bonds.
WS 350 .T861 2009 vol. 1–5 864602364

The Awakening and Growth of the Human (Volume 5)
5-volume DVD series
Infant-Parent Institute, 2009
A series of training films on the psychosocial development of infants and their families, these five DVDs examine how parents and children fall in love with one another and what happens when there are problems that interrupt the growth of those bonds.
WS 350 .T861 2009 vol. 1–5 864602413

Organizations

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Articles

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Web Resources

The web resources listed below provide quick and easy access to evidence-based online information.


Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning
This website is focused on promoting the social emotional development and school readiness of young children birth to age 5. The site includes many resources for families.

How I Feel (EIC)
A parent-friendly tip sheet created by the Illinois Early Intervention Clearinghouse. Also available in Spanish.

Family Life: Temper Tantrums
This website from the American Academy of Pediatrics provides tips on how caregivers can handle temper tantrums. Also in Spanish.

Fuss Management: Comforting the Irritable Child
You’re out in public with your toddler or preschooler when the whining starts. Don’t panic! When you take a calm, problem-solving approach, you help your child learn to calm himself when he is irritable. Also in Spanish and Polish

Fuss Management: Planning Ahead to Prevent Tantrums
There’s no sure cure for young children’s public temper tantrums. But some simple steps can reduce the chances that your toddler or preschooler will “pitch a fit” when you run errands together. Also available in Spanish and Polish.

Fussy Baby Network
Services available from the network include parent groups, a “warmline,” and an infant specialist who will work with parents to find effective ways to care for their baby. All services are available in English and Spanish.

Small Child, Big Stress?
Do you sometimes experience stress? So does your child. Stress may be a part of life for everyone, but prolonged stress can be harmful. You can help your child learn to recognize and cope with the feelings of frustration, sadness, worry, and anger that can lead to stress or be signs of stress. Also in Spanish, Polish, and Chinese.

Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention for Young Children
This website takes the research that shows which practices improve the social-emotional outcomes for young children and creates FREE products and resources to help caregivers.

Temper Tantrums (KidsHealth)
This website from the Nemours Foundation explains why children have temper tantrums and how to avoid them. Also in Spanish.

Temper Tantrums (Medline Plus)
This website from the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health provides information to understand temper tantrums and what parents can do when children exhibit this behavior.

Temper Tantrums: Guidelines for Parents
This website from the National Association of School Psychologists provides information for parents and teachers on how to manage temper tantrums, prevent them from happening, and what to do after they occur.

Temper Tantrums: How to Keep the Peace
This website from the Mayo Clinic provides information about why temper tantrums occur and how parents should react to them.

The Whole Child: The ABC’s of Child Development
This PBS program provides parents and early care providers information on the physical and social-emotional development of children from birth to age 5.

Understanding Children: Temper Tantrums
This pamphlet from Iowa State University provides information about temper tantrums and questions for caregivers to create a “plan of action” for the child.

What Is the Best Way to Calm a Fussy or Colicky Baby?
This resource includes ways to comfort a crying baby. It encourages parents to find out what works for their baby. Also in Spanish.

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