Benefits of phonic for young children

The teaching of phonics in schools in many countries around the world is very common. Whilst there are alternative methods for teaching children to read and write, phonics is widely regarded as being one of the most effective. As a teaching method it is thought to provide many benefits to children who are just beginning to understand how sounds are associated with individual letters, groups of letters, and full words. The

Understanding Emotional Development in Children

The significance of social and emotional development is seen in every area of a child's life. A child will have a strong foundation for later development if he or she can manage personal feelings, understand others' feelings and needs, and interact positively with others. Differences in social and emotional development result from a child's inborn temperament, cultural influences, disabilities, behaviours modelled by adults, the level of security felt in a child's relationships with adults, and the opportunities provided for social interaction. One-year-olds are just learning to recognize and manage their feelings. They experience a wide range of emotions an

How to build social development in children?

Like any developing skill, social skills require support, practice and repetition.  The desired behaviors are learned and taught through a variety of accumulating experiences stemming from the earliest years of childhood, between birth and age 6, when children grow and develop faster than during any other stage in their lives. Children rely heavily on adults and other caregivers to help them acquire social skills and establish pathways for meaningful learning.  To that end, researchers have found that when children are provided with positive and caring experiences in these early years, the connections in the brain for feeling good and learning are strengt

Self-Esteem

What is self-esteem? The judgements we make about our own worth and the feelings associated with those judgements. According to Morris Rosenberg (1979), “a person with high self –esteem is fundamentally satisfied with the type of person he is, yet he may acknowledge his faults hoping to overcome them” High self-esteem implies a realistic evaluation of the self’s characteristics and competencies, coupled with an attitude of self-acceptance and self-respect. Self-esteem ranks among the most important aspects of self-development, since evaluation s of our own competencies affect emotional experiences, future

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