Early Childhood Adventures in Peacemaking (ECHAIP)



By William J. Kreidler and Sandy Tsubokawa Whittall

Early Childhood Adventures in Peacemaking is a unique activity guide designed to help early childhood caregivers teach young children effective, nonviolent ways to resolve conflicts. It provides games, music, art, drama, and storytelling activities that help children master key skills such as appreciating diversity.  In addition, it contains extensive discussions on observing children's play; dealing with bullying and name-calling; implementing an anti-bias curriculum; and involving parents and guardians.

This second edition includes:

  • An overview of developmentally appropriate practices for building a Peaceable Program
  • Chapters organized by theme and type of activity
  • Suggestions for incorporating conflict resolution skills into daily routines
  • New activities and materials for parents to reinforce the themes, skills, and concepts of the Peaceable Program

Grades Preschool - 3 | 406 pages | ESR | ISBN 0942349091

Here's what early childhood educators and caregivers are saying about the new edition:

"Early Childhood Adventures in Peacemaking is a springboard to building community and resolving conflicts among children.  Interspersed with lessons and activities are a wealth of insights that transform challenging situations into teachable moments.  This is a rich, essential, user-friendly resource for new or experienced teachers and caregivers.  What Dr. Spock and Selma Fraiberg were in our parents' homes, this will be in our own classrooms: well thumbed, studied, used."
--Emily White, Ed.D., Bank Street College of Education

"This revised edition will help caregivers and parents teach our children conflict resolution skills. The activities are fun and easy. Parents will want to use the Parent Connection ideas in building 'peaceable homes'."
--Yasmina Vinci, Executive Director, National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agenices

"Using the revised Early Childhood Adventures in Peacemaking has given our center concrete tools to help create a peaceful, safe environment for children."
--Vickie Wright, Educational Coordinator, Children's World Learning Center

Also available:
Parent Connections

A packet of 12 blackline masters to reinforce themes at home.

(ECHPAR) English
(ECPASP) Spanish

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