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ERIC Number: ED544659
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 3
Making Friends: Assisting Children's Early Relationships. FPG Snapshot. Number 55. September 2008
FPG Child Development Institute
Inclusive settings are challenging age-old stereotypes about how children with and without disabilities interact. Peek inside a preschool inclusive classroom and one will often find typically developing children altering their games so that children with disabilities can play along. At circle time, children who need help sitting up are supported by classmates. Children crouch down to speak eye-to-eye to their friend in a wheelchair. In short, friendships are forming. FPG Scientists Barbara Davis Goldman and Virginia Buysse explore these friendships, as well as those between very young children, in the chapter "Friendships in Very Young Children" in "Contemporary Perspectives on Research in Socialization and Social Development." Their key suggestions for forming these friendships are presented in this document.
FPG Child Development Institute. University of North Carolina, Publications Office, CB# 8185, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-8185. Tel: 919-966-0857; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
Audience: Teachers; Parents
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, FPG Child Development Institute