Personal, Emotional & Social Development
Personal, Social and Emotional Development supports children in many areas. Personal development helps children to understand themselves and celebrate what they can do. Children develop independence skills and helps them feel good about themselves. Social Development helps children to understand their relationship with others, learning how to get with others and how to make friends along with build relationships with key adults. Children learn about right and wrong choices and find ways to solve conflicts with others. Emotional Development helps children to understand and talk about their feelings, developing ways to deal with different emotions.
In Class 1 every child is given a Key Person to build a good home school relationship between families. We regularly have circle times or play games that help us make friends, learn to take turns and share and to listen to and value what other people have to say. Harold, from Life Education, also visits us during the school year to help us learn different ways to help us stay happy and healthy, helping us to make healthy choices.
How to support your child at Home
- Love your child and show your affection for them. Hug, cuddle, read, and talk with them throughout the day.
- Encourage your child to try new things.
- Give your child opportunities to play with other children their age.
- Show your feelings.
- Establish daily routines.
- Acknowledge your child's feelings.
- Read stories that discuss different types of feelings and emotions.
- Make healthy choices and get involved with making meals at home
- Practice good hygiene including washing hands and toileting independently
Keep up to date with how Harold, from the Life Education Van, is and find out what he is getting up to while the schools are closed. Harold will update his diary every day to let you know how he is staying happy and healthy whilst at home. You could write a postcard to Harold and let him know what you’re up to. Why not start your own diary. You can email your diary once a week to Miss Townson and let her know how you are staying happy and healthy at home.
(Twitter) or @CoramLifeEducation
(Facebook) each day to see what Harold is up to!