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IEL Tip Sheet

Title: Helping Children Learn to Get Along
Languages: English
Spanish Version: Cómo ayudar a los niños a aprender a llevarse bien
Polish Version: Jak pomóc dzieciom w rozwijaniu umiejętności zgodnego współżycia
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: Behavior/Discipline
Peer Relationships
Problem Solving
Violence Prevention
Age Levels:
(the age of the children to whom the article applies).
Preschoolers (Age 3 Through Age 5)
Goals: 24. Promote and enhance health and well-being through the use of effective communication and decision-making skills.
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: 24.A. Demonstrate procedures for communicating in positive ways, resolving differences, and preventing conflict.
24.C. Demonstrate skills essential to enhancing health and avoiding dangerous situations.
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.
31.C. Demonstrate an ability to prevent, manage, and resolve interpersonal conflicts in constructive ways.
Benchmarks: 24.C.ECa. Participate in activities to learn to avoid dangerous situations.
30.A.ECb. Use appropriate communication skills when expressing needs, wants, and feelings.
30.A.ECf. Begin to understand the consequences of his or her behavior.
30.C.ECb. Demonstrate persistence and creativity in seeking solutions to problems.
31.A.ECe. Develop positive relationships with peers.
31.B.ECc. Use socially appropriate behavior with peers and adults, such as helping, sharing, and taking turns.
31.C.ECa. Begin to share materials and experiences and take turns.
31.C.ECb. Solve simple conflicts with peers with independence, using gestures or words.
31.C.ECc. Seek adult help when needed to resolve conflict.