Social and Emotional Development of a Child Young children’s social/emotional development is…

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Social and Emotional Development of a Child

Young children’s social/emotional development is fascinating, complex, and sometimes challenging. Consider the situations below and think about issues of identity and development which may be present. Also think about responses that adults could offer to these situations, which would help foster positive social/emotional development:

Ryan refuses to play in the kitchen area, saying loudly that the kitchen is for girls.

A child stands crying near the door after her father drops her off.

Jaylene and Chris tell Timur he can’t play with them in the block area.

Tameron tells Christina, an African-American child, that she cannot pretend to be Cinderella because Cinderella has blonde hair.


In preparation for this Discussion, consider what you have learned with regard to the following:

The influence of classroom practices and interactions on the development of children’s social skills and on their developing gender, cultural, and racial identity

The role of adults in fostering healthy social/emotional and identity development

The role of guidance in healthy social/emotional development

Choose one of the scenarios above and Post how you would respond to the situation, keeping in mind that you want to model respectful interactions as well as foster children’s healthy social and emotional development. Using this week’s Learning Resources, support your statement as you write about the following:The development of identity and/or social skills in preschool childrenStrategies that a teacher can use to support the development of social skills and identity


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A child is a very delicate gift from God that usually grows to emulate the things that surround him or her; therefore, social and development includes the experience, expression, and management of the child’s emotional ability to establish a rewarding and positive relationship with other; it also includes both Intra and interpersonal activities.

The main characteristic of the developments are the potential to understand and identify one’s own feeling, to precisely read and understand emotional status in other, to control strong emotional  and their expressions in a constructive manners, to develop the……………….


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