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ERIC Number: EJ819246
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 5
ISSN: ISSN-1538-6619
2, 4, or 6? Grouping Children to Promote Social and Emotional Development
Jones, Nancy
Young Children, v63 n3 p34-39 May 2008
The author evaluates how school procedures may feel to a child and advocates the creative use of group size and configuration to encourage young children's positive social and emotional growth. Jones offers anecdotes from her preschool, in its farm setting, highlighting the use of errands, partner activities, and teamwork. She discusses the optimal use of different group arrangements such as triangles, circles, and lines. She emphasizes sensitivity about children's feelings.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A