The Emotional Basis of Learning and Development in Early Childhood Education

Authored by: Susanne A. Denham , Katherine M. Zinsser , Chavaughn A. Brown

Handbook of Research on the Education of Young Children

Print publication date:  August  2012
Online publication date:  January  2013

Print ISBN: 9780415884341
eBook ISBN: 9780203841198
Adobe ISBN: 9781136897023


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Petey runs, darts, and jumps with a ball clenched tightly in his arms. He screams “ok” to an invitation to play, but is unable to restrain his desire to keep the ball and game as his own. He pulls the ball away from another boy, angrily shoving him and screaming insults. In free play, individual, small group, or whole-group activities, he is angry, often out of control, hitting and throwing objects.

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