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Social & Emotional Skill




Social-Emotional Development has been defined as “the developing capacity of the child from birth through five years of age to form relationships and regulate emotions.

In the short term, children who do not experience appropriate social-emotional development are likely to have limitations in their ability to learn and may face exclusion from learning environments.In the long term, they are at increased risk for mental illness, delinquency, poor achievement in school, and poor physical health in adulthood.

  • They can building relationships with others.Whether it is during work time, center time, outdoor time, etc., they are constantly using their words and sentences to express themselves, share toys, and solve problems
  • Creating self-awareness,as children grow, their ability to control their bodies and take turns during various activities throughout the day also improves. For example, sitting still during circle time, standing quietly and walking in line when going to and from the restroom or outside for outdoor time.
  • Regulating and controlling emotions. Help and practice is still needed with developing appropriate behaviors, but children are constantly learning new ways to manage their emotions to match the situation and environment.
  • Gaining independence. By having predictable daily routines and activities at school (and at home), children are able to gain healthy independence.


Social and emotional problems

        There are few problems that children may have,

  • he is not able to initiate or join in play with other children,
  • she is not able to share at all with other children.
  • they’re not interested in playing with other children.
  • they’renot able to share or take turns with other children then, they have extreme difficulty separating from you.
  • they’re too passive or fearful, and does not want to try things other children his age

are doing.

To develop practical guidelines for screening and intervention, the family and social context of social-emotional problems, as well as parental attitudes toward a physician’s referral to preschool and early intervention services, must be examined.



To solve the social emotional development problems,parents should

  • being affectionate and warm,having frequent face-to-face interactions, including making eye contact, smiling and laughing together,responding to your child’s signals and preferences (e.g., knowing when to stop playing when your baby turns away signalling they have had enough for now) and
  • being comforting and helping children to manage their feelings.Parents should also encouraging children to explore, play and try new things.


For further information,kindly refer tohttp://www.lafonis.com.my/milestones-development/social-emotional-development

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