Everyday Ideas for Increasing Children’s Opportunities to Practice Social Skills and Emotional Competencies

These ideas/strategies will be available in a variety of formats including: Twitter postings (“tweets”), strategies that can be used in a classroom, and supplemental materials that can be sent home for families to do at home.

The strategies are organized by the type of skill that would be targeted when using the strategy: emotions, friendship skills, problem solving, and handling anger and other difficult emotions.

For each set of strategies, there are daily ideas which require relatively little planning, weekly ideas that require training and materials, and ideas that can be sent home with families.

Use the Table of Contents at the right to access specific ideas.

This product was developed [in part] under grant number 1H79SM082070-01 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The views, policies and opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of SAMHSA or HHS.