Social and Emotional Development
Social and emotional development for children is to make friends with peers and adults in pre-school. Gain independence and learn to label and talk about their feelings. Demonstrate a caring attitude and understand what is right and wrong. Develop confidence and self-esteem.
- Initiates play and asks others to join in the play
- Can play in a group and extend the play with new ideas
- Has a friendly behaviour and forms good relations with peers and adults
- Keeps the play going by responding to those involved
- Likes being praised and is proud of their work
- Selects and chooses resources with help
- Dresses and undresses mostly independently and manages own personal hygiene with some help
- Enjoys responsibilities when given small tasks to help with
- Is outgoing and does not hesitate to talk to a new adult or child
- Confidently talks to other children and shares experiences
- Uses pretend play to act out things they observe and act out fears and uses language during play
- Aware of own feelings and can express them with words e.g. I am feeling angry or sad or happy etc.
- Shows a caring attitude when someone is upset
- Can take turns and shares with others
- Can wait to get what they want and understand that all their wishes may not be granted
- Understands rules and tries to follow them
- Can adapt behaviour to different situations like changes in routine, social gatherings etc.