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Activities to Promote Social and Emotional Development in 3 Year Olds and Pre-Schoolers

The development of social and emotional skills start within the first few hours of life and continue throughout a lifetime. The amount of social and emotional development that occurs in the infant and early childhood years is astonishing.

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Teaching Children About Respect

Aretha Franklin certainly knew what she was talking about when she belted out these lyrics… “R-E-S-P-E-C-T”, Find out what it means to me! Take care, TCB!

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It’s Not “Just” Playing– The Truth About Play

For infants and children, engaging in ones world through the act of play is overwhelmingly ‘natural’, after all, we see it in the animal kingdom too. Play is intrinsically motivated which means it’s driven by the interests and enjoyment of the individual.

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Your Child’s Social Stages of Play

In 1932 researcher Mildred Parten developed her social stages of play based on her observations of children in an American nursery school. Even though it has been over 75 years since Parten developed her stages of play, they are still as relevant today as they were in the 30’s. So much so that Universities all over the world include Parten’s play stages in their education course content.

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Social Development – Birth to Eight Years

Social skills are the most important set of skills that we can have. They are what we need to develop and maintain reciprocal relationships with others. Without them the world would be in utter chaos. We wouldn’t have the ability to effectively communicate, sympathise with or relate to those around us.

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Help Your Child Construct Self Confidence

Having confidence in oneself is extremely important. It is the way we judge and assure ourselves that we have ability, skill and power over our lives. Being self confident influences all aspects of our life, from how we interact and express ourselves to seizing opportunities and achieving life’s dreams and goals.

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Getting To Know Your Child – Open-ended Questions for Meaningful Conversations

Sometimes it’s hard to get meaningful conversations going with your child, particularly if they have a quiet or closed personality. There may be certain areas of your child’s life that you would like to know more about- how they feel, what makes them happy, sad or scared? Or maybe it’s how they perceive themselves, their friends, your family or maybe even you.

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Activities to Promote Social and Emotional Skills in Toddlers

The development of social and emotional skills start within the first few hours of life and continue throughout a lifetime. The amount of social and emotional development that occurs during infancy and the early childhood years is astounding.

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Activities to Promote Social and Emotional Development in Babies

The development of social and emotional skills start within the first few hours of life and continue throughout a lifetime. The amount of social and emotional development that occurs during infancy and the early childhood years is astounding.

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Conflict Resolution- A Skill Your Children Need

I’m sure there have been times when you have day dreamt about your children resolving their problems and conflicts on their own. If you are like most parents you are probably sick and tired of the dobbing, the shouting, the screaming, the crying, the snatching, the pinching and the whining (and that’s on a good day!)

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