Personal, Social and Emotional Development

We learn about ourselves and others by developing our personal, social and emotional skills:

  • At circle time we spend time together talking about our feelings and emotions
  • We risk assess activities that we would like to explore. Practitioners ask “how could we do that safely?”
  • As we play we practice taking turns and playing in groups
  • We have an ever-growing understanding of our own emotions and begin to  attribute feelings to emotions
  • Our personal preferences become more defined and we make choices for ourselves and also begin to understand that our preferred activities might not be the same as others
  • We make rules together and adapt them if needed as we move through the academic year
  • We gain confidence in sharing experiences with a wider group of people
  • Practitioners support us in exploring different ways of resolving conflicts with others

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