Tag Archive: social development

COMMENT: Should children be taught life lessons in school?

Should Schools be Responsible for Teaching Children Life Lessons? By Dr Amanda Gummer 1 The American website, Quartz, recently published an article about how schools around the world are starting to teach children not only about academic subjects like science, maths and English, but also emotional and social subjects like perseverance and gratitude. Governments have started…
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May 20, 2016 Tags:, , , , ,

Personal, Social and Emotional Development through Play

Personal, social and emotional (PSE) covers topics such as confidence, sharing and managing feelings. Good development is incredibly important as it affects how a child interacts with the world; because of this, it can have a large impact on a child’s progression in many areas, including learning in a school environment, in addition to their well-being. In…
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October 1, 2015 Tags:, , ,


How can an App spark a Pre-schooler’s Imagination?

One of the best loved and most played with toys that we own is a toy boat my son was given for his first birthday. He’s coming up for 5 now and yet he and his little sister still play with it most nights in the bath. Like most pre-schoolers, much of their free time…
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August 26, 2015 Tags:, , , , , , , ,

Girls playing together in costumes

Social Development Through Role Play

Role Play in the Early Years. Why is role play important to young children’s development? Early social development is highly correlated with academic achievement. The way a child settles into school and interacts with peers and adults in the school setting will have a massive impact on his or her learning opportunities.

September 5, 2012 Tags:, ,