I provided useful information In this module, we studied aspects of social-emotional development including how children develop gender identity, cultural and racial identity, initiative, friendship, and self-control. We also studied appropriate environments for feelings that include security, relationships, active listening, and vocabulary to express feelings. These concepts are very important as they lay the groundwork for the interactions that are expected in high-quality early childhood classrooms. Photo by Erik Schepers, via flickr.com For this written assignment, complete the readings and review the corresponding items in the ECERS (listed below). For each of the 5 corresponding items, develop a list of games, activities, and materials that will support a high score for each item. For example, what items could you add to the dramatic play area that will help children develop a positive identity? You might look through your storage closet or visit some teacher supply websites to find appropriate examples. Explain your choices. Promoting acceptance of diversity Dramatic play Staff-child interaction Peer interaction Discipline Additionally, visit your local library or online bookstore and find a few examples of books for each category and list them in the form of an annotated bibliography. For full credit, be sure to find at least 3 books to support identity development for each of the items under promoting acceptance of diversity. Be sure the books include each of the categories listed in the ECERS (race, culture, age, ability, gender, friendships). Explain your choices for each item, followed by the list of books. Your final list should have about 15 books, enough to stock a well-balanced book center! For an annotated bibliography, cite the book in proper APA style, followed by a brief paragraph that outlines the content, and explains how the book can assist the children in any of the areas listed above. Example: Bang, M. (1999). When Sophie gets angry--really, really angry. New York, NY: Blue Sky Press. (In your own words.) This is a book about what a little girl does when she gets really angry and provides some solutions to help a child calm down. Great resource to place in the quiet area. This could be used along with the relaxing music CD in our music area as the group practices taking deep breaths.