Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)
Stories without words; Child development; Social skills in children; Emotions in children;
With ever changing societal and cultural norms, close attention to children’s social-emotional development is necessary. As children enter school, they are expected to have foundational social-emotional skills that allow them to be positively engaged in a classroom setting. While some children are meeting developmentally appropriate social-emotional skills, there are those who lack these skills. The purpose of this research is to provide an understanding of how young children’s social-emotional development can be supported by caregivers such as parents and educators through the use of wordless picture books. Wordless picture books are the subject being analyzed using the visual arts theory. The theory is used in the analysis to interpret the visual narratives of the books. Using wordless picture books to promote discussion around social and emotional skills with young children is just one of many possible best practices for supporting social-emotional development.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Division of Literacy Education
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©2019 Kayla E. Takatsuka
Takatsuka, Kayla E., "Supporting early social-emotional development with wordless picture books" (2019). Graduate Research Papers. 1248.