ISBN: 9780876288863

Ready-to-Use Self Esteem Activities for Young Children


This groundbreaking book addresses the consequences of the unabated stress associated with Learning disabilities and ADHD and the toxic, deleterious impact of this stress on kids’ academic learning, social skills, behavior, and efficient brain functioning.

ISBN: 9780876288863
Author(s) : Jean R. Feldman
SKU: 9780876288863
Categories: , Tag: GTIN: 9780876288863


Here’s a remarkable collection of ready-to-use activities and ideas to help young children feel good about themselves… develop friendships… celebrate diversity… and accept changes!

Altogether you’ll find over 220 illustrated activities that are not only fun, but also provide countless opportunities to reinforce academic skills. Each takes a unique three-pronged approach to acquiring a positive sense of self:

  • The acquisition of self-esteem for the “head”
  • The inspiration to make a difference from the “heart”
  • Creative ideas, projects, and reproducibles for the “hands”

For easy use, all activities include a purpose, materials, step-by-step directions, and ideas to extend learning, and are organized into the following six sections:

  1. Wonderful Me— 60 activities help children appreciate themselves through songs (“Name Rap”) homemade books (“Who Am I?” Big Book), art projects (“Designer T-shirt”), and other innovative activities (“Chalk Talk”)
  2. Friends, Friends, Friends— 46 cooperative learning projects and activities encourage children to have fun with friends (“Friendship Bubble”) and to develop social skills (“Moving and Singing With Friends”)
  3. Feelings and emotions— 35 activities show how to acknowledge emotions (“Expression Headbands”) and deal with them in acceptable ways (“We Can Work It Out”)
  4. Same and different— children can explore how we are alike and different with 34 games (“Pass the Parcel”), recipes (“What’s Cooking at Your House?”), and music and crafts activities (“People Collage”)
  5. Changes— 28 activities cover health and fitness (“Fitness Trail”), safety (“Don’t Touch”), and other concerns (“If I Could Change the World”), and empower children with tools for taking care of themselves in today’s world.
  6. Parent pack— includes 21 reproducible activities for parents to do with their children at home (“Positive Partnership”, “Homework Task Cards,” “Who Is My Teacher?”)

In the author’s own words, “Teacher must enhance the whole child emotionally as well as intellectually, physically, and socially to achieve his or her full potential. Although many support this principle, there is very little practical material to help teachers nurture emotional development in the classroom. Ready-to-Use Self-Esteem Activities for Young Children attempts to fill that void.”

About the Author:

Jean R. Feldman has been active in the field of early childhood education for over 25 years. She has taught preschool, kindergarten, and elementary grades and currently teaches in the Early Childhood Department of DeKalb Technical Institute (Georgia). Dr. Feldman is also the author of A Survival Guide for the Preschool Teacher (1991), Complete Handwork of Indoor & Outdoor Games and Activities for Young Children (1994), and Science Surprises (1995), all published by the Center for Applied Research in Education.

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