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Big Conversations with Young Children: Discussing Questions, Worries, and Fears

March 22, 2022 Free Spirit Publishing
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Big Conversations with Young Children: Discussing Questions, Worries, and Fears
Show Notes

This edWeb podcast is sponsored by Free Spirit Publishing.
The webinar recording can be accessed here.

In working with young children, we inevitably encounter unexpected—and hard-to-answer—questions. This edWeb podcast addresses the big adult questions children often ask, questions that may cause us to pause, silence the child, or deflect the concern. The session guides you to be prepared to answer difficult questions respectfully and in ways that are developmentally appropriate with even the youngest children. We explore how to respond to big topics such as miscarriage, domestic terror events, the death of a classmate, and other equally sensitive or unsettling issues. During the edWeb podcast we:

  • Investigate the tendency to silence children’s questions about difficult topics
  • Discuss appropriate ways for classroom teachers to address unexpected questions honestly and simply and to provide emotional support
  • Consider how to communicate with parents about a sensitive conversation with a child
  • Practice how to structure this type of conversation with a young child
  • Model this approach with authentic questions and responses young children may pose on a range of challenging topics

Listeners come away from this presentation with strategies to guide them the moment a question is raised and in following up with children and families. 

This edWeb podcast benefits teachers, school leaders, and other professionals who work with children in preschool to third grade.

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