Social Study skills refer to a child’s ability to understand oneself in relation to the surrounding world. It includes the exploration of roles, responsibilities and cultural traditions.
Children live within many different communities: family, school, church, city, nation, and world. Within each community are different social rules and traditions. Understanding of social systems sets the stage for a child’s lifelong dispositions about people, cultures and how he belongs within these systems (NCSS, 1988). Mother Goose Time invites children to explore diverse communities, which enables children to integrate commonalities between them and increase respect for differences (Morrison, 2008).
Social Studies Skills and Skill Goals integrated within the Mother Goose Time Curriculum include:
Developmental Skill Continuum