CURRICULUM For children 3-7 (Digital Product)
There is an in-depth understanding developing in child development research that social and emotional skills are essential to learning and life outcomes. The research indicates that a high-quality social and emotional curriculum can improve physical and mental wellbeing, academic outcomes, and college and career readiness and success.
The Big World of Little Dude Social and Emotional Literacy-Based Curriculum comprises turnkey lessons and books to engage and teach children how to manage their emotions, empathize with others, build healthy relationships, and make responsible decisions.
What is included:
- 6 digital books (written by an early-education Montessori specialist)
- 6 weeks of literacy-based lessons plans (tested and developed in New York City schools)
- Handouts, worksheets associated with activities
- Differentiation and extension activities
- Links to CASEL, NHES, Common Core
- Informaal assessment ideas
- Materials lists
- Vocabulary Lists
How this curriculum works:
This curriculum is a 6-module program. Each week there is a different theme: kindness, feelings, manners, respect, empathy and courage and with each theme having a corresponding book.
The format of the program follows this framework: Inspire, Story, Activate, Share, Reflect.
Monday: Inspire, Story, Activate day 1 activity.
Tuesday: Activate Day 2 activity
Wednesday: Activate Day 3 activity
Thursday: Activate Day 4 activity
Friday: Activate Day 5 activity, Share and Reflect
Each lesson has been purposefully designed as a mini-lesson, ranging from five to 20 minutes in length, and can be implemented throughout the day, flexibly fitting into your classroom schedule. Each theme could be spread over a month, where this curriculum becomes a guide to inspire you to infuse social and emotional learning in your classroom.
Philosophy: play-based, hands-on, engagement through active learning.
We follow the CASEL framework to foster knowledge, skills, and attitudes across five areas of social and emotional competence: self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making.