OUCH! That hurts! — Biting – Selected Resources
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- Kinnell, G. (2008). No Biting: Policy and Practice for Toddler Programs, Second Edition. Child Care Solutions. St. Paul, MN: Readleaf Press
- Center for Inclusive Child Care Info Modules: Self study training modules on a variety of topics including; When Biting Happens: Strategies for Staff, children, and Parents. Retrieved from https://www.inclusivechildcare.org/resource-library/self-study/when-biting-happens-strategies-staff-children-and-parents
- The Center on Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL). Ideas for Using Books to Support Social Emotional Development (PDF). Retrieved from http://csefel.vanderbilt.edu/booknook/bn_nobiting.pdf
- The Center on Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL). Responding to your child’s bite [PDF]. Retrieved from http://csefel.vanderbilt.edu/documents/biting-parenting_tool.pdf.
- Crisalli, L. (2008). All about biting [PDF]. Exchange 184: 61-63. Retrieved from https://www.childcareexchange.com/library/5018461.pdf
- Illinois Early Learning Project. Play Right — Don’t Bite! Retrieved from https://illinoisearlylearning.org/tipsheets/biting/
- Murray Law, B. (2011). Biting questions. When a toddler bites, how do you handle the biter, the victim — and both sets of parents? Monitor on Psychology 42(2) p 50. Retrieved from https://www.apa.org/monitor/2011/02/biting
- National Association for the Education of Young Children. (2010). Understanding and Responding to Children Who Bite. Retrieved from http://families.naeyc.org/learning-and-development/child-development/understanding-and-responding-children-who-bite.
- Ramming, P., Kyger, C. S., Thompson, S. D. (March, 2006). A New Bit on Toddler Biting: The Influence of Food, Oral Motor Development, and Sensory Activities. Young Children, v61 n2 p17-18, 20-23.
- Tips for Preventing Repeated Biting in Child Care Programs. Retrieved from https://childcare.extension.org/tips-for-preventing-repeated-biting-in-child-care-programs/
- What Should I Do When My Child is Bitten in Child Care? (2010). Retrieved from https://childcare.extension.org/what-should-i-do-when-my-child-is-bitten-in-child-care/
- What to do when Toddlers Bite – Available from the Hand in Hand website at https://www.handinhandparenting.org/article/what-to-do-when-toddlers-bite/
- Why do Some Children in Child Care Bite Others? Retrieved from https://childcare.extension.org/why-do-some-children-in-child-care-bite-others/
Videos and Learning Modules:
- Early Head Start National Resource Center On line lessons – Digging Deeper: Looking Beyond Behavior to Discover the Meaning of Biting – Infants and toddlers bite for many reasons. During this lesson you will use the responsive process of watching, wondering, and implementing flexible responses to help you identify various responses to reduce or stop incidents of biting. This lesson allows you to progress through the content at your own pace and return as often as needed. Demonstrative videos, readings, and opportunities for reflection about ones’ own care practices are available to support your growth as an early care professional. Retrieved online from https://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/child-screening-assessment/child-observation-heart-individualizing-responsive-care-infants-2
- Better Kid Care – This website from Penn State offers fee based professional development opportunities and you can search for free downloadable educational information on caring for children.
- Return to Social-Emotional Development
Funding for the 2011 update of the Growing Ideas Resources for Guiding Early Childhood Practices has been provided by the Maine Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Child and Family Services, Early Childhood Division.