The Connect the Dots video series teaches you how to address challenging behaviors of young children in four easy-to-remember steps.
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Connect the Dots
Connect the Dots provides a common language and a common approach to addressing challenging behaviors in a way that builds strong social and emotional skills in young children ages 2 to 5.
The four steps include:
- Ensuring supportive environments
- Encouraging positive behaviors
- Emphasizing positive discipline
- Embracing unique strengths.
Watch the video for each dot below. You can also enter to win a giveaway bag full of items from each dot!
Am I acting out because I don’t feel safe in my surroundings? Do I have a sense of control?
Ensure supportive environments so the child feels safe, prepared and ready to succeed.
Am I acting out because we haven’t spent quality time together? Am I seeking connection to adults or peers?
Encourage positive behaviors to help the child link positive behaviors to healthy relationships.
Am I acting out because I haven’t learned how to handle my feelings and needs? Have you taught me a better way?
Emphasize positive discipline by teaching appropriate behaviors to meet the child’s needs.
Am I acting out because I haven’t learned how to embrace and use my unique strengths?
Embrace unique strengths through nurturing individual differences and natural temperament.
- Materials to make a visual schedule
- A Timed Timer transition clock
- A calming station that includes a calming sensory bottle, fidget toys and materials to talk through emotions
- An activity for one-on-one play with a family member
- And more!