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Building Self-confidence | How to Support Personal, Social & Emotional Development

28 April, 2014. posted in Everyday.

After a long Easter break, the blog series is here with more tips on how to help your child succeed at nursery. This week we are looking at the EYFS’s goal of personal social and emotional development and how you can help your child with their self-confidence and self awareness.

This can be done at home by allowing and encouraging them to be more independent. For example:

1. Allowing the babies to get messy learning to eat with a spoon; (or mixing play dough.)

2. playing dress-up also helps children practice getting dressed independently. Help your child with getting dressed and gradually do less and less.

3. Encourage your child to make choices and decisions.

The mini-challenge: Start developing a dressing up box or sack.

1. Give your child different types of clothes, some with zips and others with buttons, Velcro, etc. to try on.

For even younger children, playing with hats is not only fun, but a great learning experience.

For parents whose children will be starting nursery in September, if possible, please include a school uniform for practice.

2. Invite a friend over on a play date to enjoy your box with them.

3. Let your child’s key person know how it went.

Until next time,

Una Opiyo

 

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