Social and Emotional Development
Social and emotional development learning goals 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.
The main goals are the following:
- Initiates conversations.
- Shows interest in what others are talking by asking questions and contributing to the conversation.
- If in a situation where 2 children are in conflict, uses own understanding to resolve the conflict.
- Can see from the other person point of view.
- Speaks confidently about own needs, wants and desires.
- Can talk on topics of interest.
- Confidently tries new activities, and may want to help younger peers.
- Takes pride in their achievements be it the completion of tasks, finishing their snack etc.
- Talks about home and school with a positive attitude.
- Understands that their own actions can affect others in a positive or a negative fashion. E.g. taking away a toy without permission can upset a child. Giving a hug can comfort an upset child.
- Understands that rules need to be followed for their own safety.
- Understands what is right and what is wrong and why.
- Understands that certain behaviour is expected of them.
- Uses words with peers to settle or negotiate things e.g. wants the tricycle that a child is using, so asks for it, may ask an adult to intervene instead of pushing the child and occupying it.
- Has a strong positive sense of self and individuality.
- Approaches unfamiliar situations with a positive attitude.