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IEL Tip Sheet

Title: Take a Bold Approach to Shyness
Languages: English
Spanish Version: Cómo ayudar a un niño a hacer frente a la timidez
Polish Version: Zajmij się nieśmiałością
Source of Publisher: Illinois Early Learning Project
Length of article: Short
Setting for which the article is intended: Home
Family Child Care
Child Care Center
Preschool Program
Intended Audience: Parents/Family
Keywords: Emotional Development
Peer Relationships
Separation Anxiety
Social Development
Age Levels:
(the age of the children to whom the article applies).
Preschoolers (Age 3 Through Age 5)
Goals: 30. Develop self-management skills to achieve school and life success and develop positive relationships with others.
31. Use social-awareness and interpersonal skills to establish and maintain positive relationships.
Learning Standards: 30.A. Identify and manage one’s emotions and behavior.
30.C. Demonstrate skills related to successful personal and school outcomes.
31.A. Develop positive relationships with peers and adults.
31.B. Use communication and social skills to interact effectively with others.
Benchmarks: 30.A.ECb. Use appropriate communication skills when expressing needs, wants, and feelings.
30.C.ECc. Show some initiative, self-direction, and independence in actions.
31.A.ECc. Interact easily with familiar adults.
31.A.ECe. Develop positive relationships with peers.
31.B.ECa. Interact verbally and nonverbally with other children.
31.B.ECb. Engage in cooperative group play.