What are the ways to promote healthy social-emotional development in children?
Children are born with a necessity to bond with those close to them. When family members, primary carers or teachers form positive relationships with children through the early years, children feel safe and secure. Developing these relationships helps lay the foundations for healthy emotional and social development.
If you’re teacher or educator within the early years, here are some strategies that you can begin with:
There are lots strategies we can learn to help children develop socially and emotionally and there are some well researched and evidence based Social and Emotional Learning Programs available.
Pathways to Resilience run social and emotional learning programs across Australia and also have online training programs available through their website.