Socially Strong Emotionally Secure

Socially Strong Emotionally Secure: 50 Activities to Promote Resilience in Young Children is a resource designed to help promote the social development, emotional development, and resilience of young children both at school and at home. Click on the following links to download activities that parents can use to promote resilience in the home.

Activities To Promote Resilience At Home Through Supportive Interactions

Activity Title This activity can also be found in the book on page…
Give Me a Hand  17
When we Were Little; Now that We’re Big!  19
President for a Day  22
That’s My Name!  25
 Let Me Show You  28
 Feelings Quilt  30
 Puppet Talk  33
 Family & Friendship Fruit Salad  35
 Negotiation Station  38
 Message Center  40

Activities To Promote Resilience At Home Through School And Home Partnerships

Activity Title This activity can also be found in the book on page…
Family Show and Tell  45
My Family Photo Album  47
Pass the Message Baton  49
I Can Take Care of Me  52
 The Best Messenger  54
 Bright Beginnings, Happy Endings  57
Positive Postcards  60
A Kiss I Can Keep  62
 Responsibility Apple Tree  64
Talking about Mistakes 67

Activities To Promote Resilience At Home Through Activities And Experiences

Activity Title This activity can also be found in the book on page…
The “Perfect Pair”  73
“Find Delight Now, Catch Up Later…”  75
Our Welcome Wreaths  77
 Don’t Flip, Just Use FLIP IT!  79
 Turn That Frown Upside Down  80
“Our Parade of Flags”  82
 Relaxation in a Bottle  84
Follow Your Leader  87
 Our Family Flag  89
Still as Statues  91
Everyone’s Pet  93

Activities To Promote Resilience At Home Through Daily Routines

Activity Title This activity can also be found in the book on page…
Clothespin Pictorial Schedule  99
A Star Marks the Spot  101
On the Dance Floor  103
It’s My Choice  106
Let’s Pretend Charades  108
Leave a Little Wiggle Room  111
It’s Almost Time  113
Together We’re Better  115
Something to Talk About  118
Season for Cleaning  121

Activities To Promote Resilience At Home Through The Play And Learning Environment

Activity Title This activity can also be found in the book on page…
Individual Theme Kits  128
Walking on My Knees for You  130
Where Does It Go?  132
The Be-By-Myself Box  135
Wall of Fame  138
My Family Place Mats  140
Cups of Fun  142
All About Me  145
Let’s Get Physical  148
Free the Toys!  150

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To purchase additional copies of Socially Strong, Emotionally Secure: 50 Activities to Promote Resilience in Young Children, by Nefertiti Bruce and Karen Cairone with the Devereux Center for Resilient Children, Click Here!