Self-regulation is the ability to control thoughts, emotions and behaviors. It is a learned skill and something that takes a lot of practice to develop. It is very important that children develop these skills for regulating their emotions, thoughts and behaviors.
Giving children choices encourages responsibility, allows them to explore the world through trial and error, lets them to express their independence or autonomy and helps teach them how to make good choices in the future.
Summer is quickly approaching. But that final school bell doesn’t mean that learning is closed for the summer—in fact summer presents children with lots of opportunities to learn and explore in fun and concrete ways.