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Keywords

Stories without words; Child development; Social skills in children; Emotions in children;

Abstract

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

2019

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education

Department

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Department

Division of Literacy Education

Date Original

12-2019

Object Description

1 PDF file (ii, 70 pages)

Language

en

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application/pdf

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