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