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IEL Tip Sheet

Title: Say What You Mean! Talking Straight to Children
Languages: English
Spanish Version: ˇDime lo que quieres decir! Cómo hablar a los nińos de manera franca
Polish Version: Mów co myślisz! Mówienie wprost do dzieci
Source of Publisher: Illinois Early Learning Project
Length of article: Short
Setting for which the article is intended: Home
Intended Audience: Parents/Family
Keywords: Adult Child Relationship
Emotional Development
Age Levels:
(the age of the children to whom the article applies).
Preschoolers (Age 3 Through Age 5)
Learning Areas: LANGUAGE ARTS
Goals: 1. Demonstrate increasing competence in oral communication (listening and speaking).
30. Develop self-management skills to achieve school and life success and develop positive relationships with others.
Learning Standards: 1.A. Demonstrate understanding through age-appropriate responses.
30.A. Identify and manage one’s emotions and behavior.
30.B. Recognize own uniqueness and personal qualities.
30.C. Demonstrate skills related to successful personal and school outcomes.
Benchmarks: 1.A.ECa. Follow simple one-, two- and three-step directions.
1.A.ECb. Respond appropriately to questions from others.
30.A.ECb. Use appropriate communication skills when expressing needs, wants, and feelings.
Domains: Self-Regulation: Foundation of Development
Developmental Domain 1: Social & Emotional Development
Subdomain: Relationship with Adults
Behavior Regulation