Social and Emotional Development in Early Childhood

Social and Emotional Development for Preschoolers

Social and Emotional Development in Early Childhood

The first three years of life are a time of incredible growth and change. In fact, 80% of a child’s brain develops by the age of three. Early childhood stage is really important to learn the process by which children learn to interact with others and emotional development refers to the process by which children learn to manage their emotions. Spring fields nursery is helping children to develop their social and emotional skills through varieties of EYFS activities regarding affective communication, how to express emotions, cope with stress, sharing with others and developing sense of self awareness.

Warm and Loving Home Environment

Spring fields nursery is providing a loving and caring environment for your children. In the morning greetings, children can easily express their emotions and how they are feeling today. Teachers are spending time with children talking with them listening to them and providing children to interact with others.

Providing Them Opportunities to Express Their Feelings

Spring fields nursery staff is providing open-ended questions to the children to talk about their feelings freely. We have to role-play time in our schedule where children can play the role of their favourite character and express their emotions and we are frequently talking about emotions during everyday conversations.

Facilitating them to Deal with Challenging Emotions

Everyone having a mood swings and in early childhood, this is very common children can get happy and angry very fast definitely. No one can feel happy all the time so the spring fields team is specially working with children to learn how to deal with challenging emotions if they are feeling angry it means to sit calmly and think about it and provide them with the opportunity to talk about their emotions and teach them about problem-solving skills through modelling.

Through Positive Self-Talk

Spring Fields’ Nursery is supporting your children’s social and emotional development to encourage self-talk. This means first of all children learn how to behave and be kind to themselves even though it’s ok to make mistakes sometimes we need to forgive ourselves and try again.

Developing Tolerance

It is important to develop tolerance in children in their early years. We are helping your kids to have a successful future they need to be able to work with others. They need to not be afraid, to step outside their comfort zone and understand, learn, respect and appreciate others.

Tolerance is not about accepting bad behaviour, but accepting “people” for who they are and treating those how “you” wish to be treated. We are reminding them of this consistently.

Use Encouragement and Positive Reinforcement

Encouraging and supporting your child’s social and emotional development is important, but it is also important to use positive reinforcement. This means rewarding your child when they display positive social and emotional behaviours. For example, you might give them a hug or praise them when they share their toys with others.

Repeat, Again and Again

There are many benefits of repetition in early childhood, as it helps children to learn and remember new information more effectively. Repetition also helps children to feel more comfortable and confident when using new skills. This means that it is important to provide opportunities for your child to practice social and emotional skills on a daily basis.