OUCH! That hurts! — Biting – Selected Resources



Growing Ideas 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


Videos and Learning Modules:

  • Early Head Start National Resource Center On line lessons – Digging Deeper: Looking Beyond Behavior to Discover the Meaning of BitingInfants 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/mental-health/learning-module/digging-deeper-lesson-4-applying-watch-ask-i-wonder-questions-adapt


  • 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.

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Updated: 12/20/2019

Maine Department of Health and Human ServicesFunding 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.