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Supporting the social and emotional competence of infants and toddlers

In this webinar, Dr Karyn Aspden and Linda Clarke from Massey University discuss their research into the teaching practices that support social-emotional competence of infants and toddlers. They provide practical strategies and advice for teachers on how to build intentional, responsive relationships in the contexts of play, routines, and in situations of toddlers’ peer conflicts. To help you navigate the webinar easily, there is a list of the key topics covered in the session below, including the time each was discussed. The key ideas discussed in this webinar are also shared in a short insight article. 

To help you navigate the webinar easily, we have provided a list of the key topics covered in the session below, including the time each was discussed.

You can also read our insight article exploring key ideas from the webinar.

Topics discussed in this webinar

Times shown in minutes and seconds from the start of the video

1.00  What is social and emotional competence and why is it important?
5.03 The importance of quality relationships between infants and toddlers and their teachers 
12.09 Effective teaching practices for supporting social and emotional competencies with infants and toddlers 
17.43 Strategies for developing infants’ and toddlers’ social skills 
19.01 Utilising puppets and books for teaching skills 
23.28 Supporting children to engage in peer interactions 
25.32  What to do for children who push teachers away
29.41 Dealing with physical behaviours, anger and frustration
33.54 Attachment relationships and developing dependence on one teacher 
38.40 Toddlers’ peer conflicts 
41.56 Inviting children’s input 
44.31 Allocating primary key teachers 
46.07Strategies for older children and children with additional needs 
47.10Concluding comments 

PREPARED FOR THE EDUCATION HUB BY

Linda Clarke

Linda is a PhD candidate at Massey University. She has a background as an Early Childhood Teacher. Her doctoral research explores the use of practice-based coaching to promote teaching practices that support and enhance toddlers’ social and emotional competence in ECE centres.

PREPARED FOR THE EDUCATION HUB BY

Karyn Aspden

Karyn is a Lecturer and the Programme Coordinator of the Graduate Diploma of Teaching (ECE) at Massey University. Her background is in early childhood education, as a teacher, manager, early intervention teacher and then lecturer. Her current research focuses on the social and emotional competence of infants and toddlers.