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Social and Emotional Skill Development

Review and recommend 2 children's books for teaching social and emotional skills, providing reasons for adoption, previewing content, and supporting with references from the course.

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This study reviews two books written for children on social and emotional skill development. The first book is 'Jabari Jumps' by Gaia Cornwall, which helps children develop love for extra-curricular activities and combat fear. The second book is 'The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes' by Gary Rubinstein and Mark Pett, which teaches children to embrace imperfection and enjoy life without the pressure of being perfect.

Social and Emotional Skill Development

Review and recommend 2 children's books for teaching social and emotional skills, providing reasons for adoption, previewing content, and supporting with references from the course.

   Added on 2022-12-01

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Running Head: SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL SKILL DEVELOPMENT
SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL SKILL DEVELOPMENT
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SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL SKILL DEVELOPMENT
The purpose of this study is to review two books written for children. The first book is
Jabari jumps written by Gaia Cornwall. Another book is The Girl who never made mistakes by
Gary Rubinstein and Mark Pett.
Reasons for Adopting (Book 1):
Firstly, this book will help a child to develop love for extra-curricular activities like
swimming will be developed. Secondly, children will learn to combat fear by reading this story
book. Thirdly, they will be able to inculcate self-confidence (Jabari Jumps ,2019).
Previewing Content:
The story revolves round the swimming practice of a little boy Jabari. Jabari, after the
competition of his swimming training and passing relevant tests, keen to examine his proficiency
by jumping up from the diving board, which was set at a very high distance. Though he was no
scared on the first day, still he decided not to jump, as he realized that he forgot to do stretch.
The next day he was able to remove the little fear he had insider the corner of by following the
valuable tip of his dad and jump from the swim board and swam like a proficient swimmer
(Jabari Jumps, 2019).
What the child will learn (Book 1):
In this story, the author has used onomatopoeia like “splash” and “whoosh” to depict the
sound of jumping as well as diving which will evoke a child’s interest for extra-curricular
activities like swimming. Children will inculcate positive and enthusiastic attitude towards
learning too (Jabari Jumps, 2019).
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Justify:
Connections between the Story and Social, Emotional Development of Child
(Book 1):
This story fosters emotional development like fighting back fear and inculcating courage
and confidence and love and attachment for family. The evidences of which can be found from
Jabari’s style of fighting with his fear of jumping. Jabari squeezed back his father’s hand when
his father squeezed his hand in order to assure Jabari that his father is with him. Jabari followed
his father’s tips to combat his fear. This story also assists children to grow qualities, which will
let them withstand a lot of negative impacts of adversity, such as resilience and risk-averse
practices (edweek.org, 2019).
Reasons for Adopting (Book 2):
This book Firstly, this book will help a child to realize a person cannot be perfect all the
time. Secondly, this story can make children realize being imperfect can make life full of fun.
Thirdly, this story will show children and their parents how society’s expectation of being
perfect can burden a child with a mental pressure and devoid him or her from all the enjoyments
of life (YouTube, 2019).
Previewing Content:
The content of the story revolves round the life of a girl Beatrice who was popular for not
making any mistakes. One day she accidentally made a big mistake, in front of the audience,
while performing juggling on stage, this breaks her image of being perfect all the time, and
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