Prior to beginning work on this assignment, read the article How Can We Help Kids With Self-Regulation (Links to an external site.) (Child Mind Institute, n.d.) and access the Pinterest Book Activity Template. If you have never used Pinterest before, it is recommended that you watch the following video: How to Use Pinterest for Beginners A 2017 Tutorial (Links to an external site.) (LaLas World, 2017).
Self-regulation is the ability to manage your emotions and behavior
in accordance with the demands of the situation. It includes being able
to resist highly emotional reactions to upsetting stimuli, to calm
yourself down when you get upset, to adjust to a change in expectations,
and to handle frustration without an outburst. It is a set of skills
that enables children, as they mature, to direct their own behavior
towards a goal, despite the unpredictability of the world and their own
feelings (Child Mind Institute, n.d., para 3).
Part 1: Create a Pinterest board titled “Children’s Books for Teaching Self-Regulation. Search Pinterest (Links to an external site.)
and find 10 children’s books that could be used to teach children about
self-regulation. Pin each book to your board (you can pin more if you
choose). If you do not have a Pinterest account, you will need to create
one for this assignment. Make sure your board is set to “Public.”
Part 2: Pinterest Book Activity Template. Open the Pinterest Book Activity Template and complete the following items:
- Provide the link to the Pinterest board you created in Part 1.
- List the 10 books you selected, state the author and title, and
provide a two to three sentence summary that includes how the book
relates to teaching self-regulation.
- Create a developmentally appropriate, engaging lesson to teach
children about self-regulation using one of the books from your
Pinterest board. Fill in only the Lesson Plan Template sections in the
- Age and grade of the children you are working with
- Length of the lesson: For example, the lesson will take 30 minutes
- Goal (State the purpose of the lesson)
- Objective (Identify the lesson objectives—what students will be able
to know or do at the end of the lesson. The objective(s) should focus
- Materials needed throughout the lesson
- Lesson development (Describe the steps taken to teach the lesson.
This should be detailed enough so that another teacher could use these
directions to implement the lesson.)
- Explain why your lesson and book are appropriate for teaching self-regulation; this should be at least a half-page of rationale.