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IEL Tip Sheet

Title: Making and Keeping Friends
Languages: English
Spanish Version: Cómo hacer y conservar las amistades
Polish Version: Zawieranie i podtrzymywanie przyjaźni z innymi dziećmi
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
Service Providers
Keywords: Mental Health
Peer Relationships
Social Development
Age Levels:
(the age of the children to whom the article applies).
Preschoolers (Age 3 Through Age 5)
Goals: 31. Use social-awareness and interpersonal skills to establish and maintain positive relationships.
Learning Standards: 31.A. Develop positive relationships with peers and adults.
31.B. Use communication and social skills to interact effectively with others.
Benchmarks: 31.A.ECa. Show empathy, sympathy, and caring for others.
31.A.ECc. Interact easily with familiar adults.
31.B.ECa. Interact verbally and nonverbally with other children.
31.B.ECb. Engage in cooperative group play.