xii ContEnts Songs, poems, games, stories, drama and dance 149 Using CD player, musical instruments and other devices 150 Cultural richness 152 Being inclusive 154 Writing words with children 155 Emerging literacy 157 Context is essential 158 Listening, guessing and predicting 158 Participation is important 159 We all do this and we all do that 159 Image of the child 160 Reflections, challenges and wonderings 160 Putting it together 160 Listen attentively 161 Use more dos than don’ts 161 Use “I” messages, not anger, to communicate thoughts and feelings 161 Make requests simple 162 Make sure children are listening before speaking 162 Connecting dimensions 162 Taking care of yourself 162 ChaptEr 7 Exploring interpersonal dimensions 165 What do we mean? 166 Stories and examples from the classroom 167 Implications 169 Creating connections 171 Getting along together 172 Encouraging sensitivity, respect and thoughtfulness 174 Reading body language 176 Learning and inventing rules 178 An “economics” approach 179 Songs, games, stories, drama and dance that support learning 179 Cultural richness 180 Being inclusive 181 Role playing 182 Learning to listen and observe 183 Image of the child 184 Reflections, challenges and wonderings 185 Putting it together 185 Connecting dimensions 185 Creating new experiences and ideas 186 Taking care of yourself 187 VOC_FINAL.indd 12 5/17/10 4:21:48 PM