Author(s): Ann E. Densmore
The latest research shows that children can be taught--at very early ages--the tools they need to become successful and connected to others. This new book offers parents and teachers the information they need to teach children the most effective ways to engage peers and make social interactions easier and more meaningful. Your Successful Preschooler: * Shows how facilitated play can become an opportunity to improve your child's emotional connections with peers * Teaches parents and educators how to foster growth in vocabulary and language during play, key ingredients to academic success * Presents dozens of anecdotes with dialogues parents can use to teach children how to better relate to their peers Using the methods outlined in the book, parents and teachers can support activities that lead to a lifetime of social success and likeability that are crucial for every child's emotional stability.
Ann Densmore, EdD, is a certified speech pathologist and audiologist with a doctorate in education from Clark University and a master's in human development and psychology from Harvard University's Graduate School of Education. She has taught children language and social communication skills for more than thirty years. Margaret Bauman, MD, is an associate professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School and the founding director of the Lurie Center LADDERS program, a division of the Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital for Children.
Note to the reader. Acknowledgments. Introduction. 1 Children Can Learn to Be Successful. 2 Raising a Likable Child. 3 Preparing an Achieving Child. 4 Ensuring a Happy Child. 5 Building Strong Moral Character. 6 Th e Importance of Being Resilient. 7 Encouraging Flexibility and the Art of Compromise. 8 Getting Organized. 9 Developing Leaders. 10 Successfully Engaging Friends. 11 Become Passionate About Learning. 12 Successful Children Need Involved Parents. Notes. Additional Resources. About the Authors. About Harvard Medical School. Index.