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What's on the CD?


Program content for the 40-minute Play Nicely CD comes partly from three organizations: the American Psychological Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the National Association for the Education of Young Children. We obtained input from dozens of experts in the areas of pediatrics, child psychology, and early child education. Due to their "front-line" experience, the author has given particularly strong weight to input from experienced teachers.

To teach the basics of managing hurtful behavior, Play Nicely consists of narration video clips.

Here is a summary of the content of the CD:

  • Separate introductions and narration for different learners.
  • Definition of hurtful behavior/aggression.
  • Why managing hurtful behavior in the early years is important.
  • Five major teaching points with video clips to enhance learning.
    1. Teach children not to be a victim.
    2. Learn 16 alternative responses to hurtful behavior through interactive options with multimedia feedback. Watch a caregiver set the rule, redirect, and promote empathy. Participants build a large cognitive database that will help them to choose an appropriate option to respond to a child's hurtful behavior.
    3. Decrease exposure to violence.
    4. Show love.
    5. Be consistent, emphasizing consistency and communication with all of the child's care givers.
    6. Warning signs - when to seek professional help.

Supplemental material for educators

Last Edited: August 26, 2016
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