How Do You Create Social-Emotional Learning for Your Kids?

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What is social-emotional learning? And when's the best time ton create social-emotional learning for your kids? That's what we're discussing on The Play. Learn. Thrive. Show this week. This is the podcast where parents learn ways to help their kids become self-confident, self-directed, and self-assured through purposeful play. I'm your host, Alanna Gallo – Teacher, Momma to four little ones, and Founder of Play.Learn.Thrive.

This is Episode #18 and we’re chatting social-emotional learning (SEL) with Cara Zelas – Founder of Big World of Little Dude and fellow mom. You'll truly enjoy her expertise on SEL and the adorable brand she's created. Listen to the episode on Apple PodcastsSpotify, Google Podcasts, and your other favorite podcast spots – follow and leave a 5-star review if you learned something!

How Do You Create Social-Emotional Learning for Your Kids?

In today’s episode, I talk to Cara Zelas – Founder of Big World of Little Dude and fellow mom. Hear what social-emotional learning (SEL) is, how it overlaps with Montessori, how to be a good role model as it relates to play, whether you should hide your emotions in front of your kids, and why it’s okay to have quiet time sometimes. This episode covers everything from quiet time to Little Dude. Here’s a small sample of what you will hear in this episode:

  • What is Cara's background?
  • How does Montessori overlap with Social-Emotional Learning (SEL)?
  • What is SEL?
  • Is it okay to show your emotions to your kids?
  • What SEL teaching activities can you do at home?
  • Should you use the phrase “I need space?”
  • Is it okay to have quiet time?
  • When's the right time for arts & crafts?

Connect with Cara at WorldOfLittleDude.com and on Instagram at @WorldOfLittleDude.

I just looooved Cara's perspective on showing (or not) your emotions in front of your childrene. There's plenty more where that came from. Check out the episode and show notes below for much more detail.

Show Notes

What is The Play. Learn. Thrive. Show?

This is the podcast where parents learn ways to help their kids become self-confident, self-directed, and self-assured through purposeful play. I'm your host, Alanna Gallo – Teacher, Momma to four little ones, and Founder of Play.Learn.Thrive.

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