Stop, Think, Act: Integrating Self-regulation in the Early Childhood Classroom offers early childhood teachers the latest research and a wide variety of hands-on activities to help children learn and practice self-regulation techniques. Self-regulation in early childhood leads to strong academic performance, helps students form healthy friendships, and gives them the social and emotional resources they need to face high-stress situations throughout life.
The book takes you through everything you need to know about using self-regulation principles during circle time, in literacy and math instruction, and during gross motor and outdoor play. Each chapter includes a solid research base as well as practical, developmentally-appropriate games, songs, and strategies that you can easily incorporate in your own classroom. With Stop, Think, Act, you’ll be prepared to integrate self-regulation into every aspect of the school day.
Chapter 1: Self-Regulation in Early Childhood. Chapter 2: Laying the Foundation for Self-Regulation. Chapter 3: Setting up the Classroom for Self-Regulation Success. Activity Break #1: Circle Time Games to Promote Self-Regulation. Chapter 4: Self-Regulation and Circle Time. Activity Break #2: Supporting Circle Time Transitions Through Self-Regulation. Chapter 5: Self-Regulation and Curriculum Areas: Literacy and Math. Activity Break #3: Self-Regulation Games Promoting Literacy and Math. Chapter 6: Integrating Self-Regulation into Outdoor and Gross Motor Play. Activity Break #4: Self-Regulation Games in Outdoor and Gross Motor Play. Chapter 7: Engaging Families in Self-Regulation Development. Chapter 8: Self-Regulation Assessment and Intervention. Chapter 9: Conclusions and Additional Resources.