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Problem resolution: to teach problem solving, talking about it and setting a good example is a good start, talk about how every action has good and bad consequences, do not associate consequence with being strictly negative, but also explain that everyone will not always have the best days so that they can show empathy.

Setting limits: to set limits you need to include the kids in this process about creating rules or guidelines that need to be followed, the more they get involved the more they will have to accept that because they are the ones who came up with them and agreed to them, you are there to remind but also to correct any confusion or situation not strictly covered by the rules.

Wait time: learning to be patient is never easy, but a good way to make children understand this is to make sure you have a turn-taking strategy, a very common one is to limit the number of children in each area of the center.

Emotional literacy and friendships: have the corner of the library with books on emotions and how to make friends and include them in circle time by having a child choose a book per day to understand the importance of emotions and build relationships with others.

Regulation: to self-regulate or regulate as a teacher, you must be attentive to all children and situations, know the habits and when to intervene and when the child needs to learn to solve the problem by himself.

Calm and relaxation: this can be as easy as setting up a special place in the room for the child to think or read or move around to allow the child to decompress their feelings and then be able to do so without having to go to a special place. Instead, being able to deal with emotions at the time of the incident.

Bibliography consulted 7/14/2022 from https://extension2.missouri.edu/gh6119

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Anti-bias educationFeatured

From the point of view of development, since an infant begins its development we can notice the physical difference. After 6 months of life, the color of their skin is more noticeable and although it is too early to speak, we can notice the difference in their tone of voice. From 3 years of life the child begins to ask questions of similarities and differences. Both at home and in child care centers and day care centers. Parents and teachers will have many questions.

The purpose of anti-bias education is to actively address those messages, and to help children form accurate ideas about culture, race, ability, gender expression, and more.

“The differences in themselves do not create the problem. Children learn prejudice from prejudice, not from learning about human diversity. It is the way people respond to differences that teaches them prejudice and fear.”

– Anti-Bias Education For Young Children and Ourselves (p.4, Derman-Sparks & Edwards, 2010)

How do we start this development in the classroom?

For example: (Precious Moment Child Care is a daycare where its policy is to provide safety to children in a healthy and safe environment. We do not accept discrimination for both the staff and the children and their families. Education begins from the moment the child enters the program. Precious Moment Child Care works with materials for activities for all ages, where the child begins to know the similarities and differences in the environment that surrounds them. Among the materials they have different books that demonstrate diversity. (it is important to make sure that all children feel represented in literature, photos, advertisements, through visitors who come to the classroom, and even through art supplies and band-aids. Commented Carmen Hernandez, teacher from Precious Moment Childcare.)

Language through reading books with multicultural contexts and diversity.

Classroom decoration where children can appreciate their photos and those of others giving them the opportunity to see similarities and differences between them.

Who is anti-bias education for?

When does prejudice increase in children?

According to their studies, prejudice increases steadily between preschool age and has a peak level between 5 and 7 years of age, decreasing with increasing age, reflecting normal cognitive development in children.

Why do children adopt the prejudices of their family environment?

This happens because at first the child adopts the prejudices of their family environment, since that is where they begin to create their social beliefs, but in the end when they grow up and know other environments they are given the ease of differences.

How to combat stereotypes and prejudices of children?

The wolf is always the bad guy in the story, boys like the color blue and girls like pink, a teenager knows social networks very well… These are some examples of stereotypes and prejudices that society is marking or accentuating. Educating children to enhance their critical thinking is the only way to combat them.

What is the game of stereotypes and prejudices?

The game of stereotypes and prejudices. An activity to promote critical thinking in children. The wolf is always the bad guy in the story, boys like the color blue and girls like pink, a teenager knows social networks very well… These are some examples of stereotypes and prejudices that society is marking or accentuating.

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Who has not played with mud in their childhood?Featured

It is more likely that some of our happiest memories in childhood are when we played with mud and it is not for less since the benefits of interacting with mud for the little ones have been demonstrated.

Children are more creative and healthy. Some studies claim that playing with mud benefits children physically and mentally.

It’s healthy for their whole body (muscles, bones, lungs, heart, etc.) and keeps kids active. Playing develops senses, strength capacity, muscle control, balance and self-awareness.

It is more likely that some of our happiest memories in childhood are when we played with mud and it is not for less since the benefits of interacting with mud for the little ones have been demonstrated.

Children are more creative and healthy. Some studies claim that playing with mud benefits children physically and mentally.

It’s healthy for their whole body (muscles, bones, lungs, heart, etc.) and keeps kids active. Playing develops senses, strength capacity, muscle control, balance and self-awareness. Many parents worry about hygiene and safety, but the reality is that this limits them a bit from exploring.

Many times we can see the children playing outside. If the day before it rained surely there will be a child who jumps in a puddle with water and mud.

There are many children who have an inclination to play with dust and mud. If you don’t have a garden or a patio where they can have fun, there is no need to worry anymore, because even in the smallest space you can find a place. For this you can free an area of the house and then place a tarp.

Playing with mud strengthens the immune system. The immune system is responsible for protecting people from external agents such as germs and bacteria that threaten health. Contact with nature is necessary.

Lets help children to have more physical activity to combat obesity. Lack of physical activity stimulates obesity, a problem that affects a large part of the child population.

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