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Join us as we explore the intricacies of how little ones develop their gross and fine motor skills, coordination, and spatial awareness.
Jan 15, 2024 • 55 mins min read
With several 'low key' but significant and impactful amendments to the EYFS coming into play as of last week (the 4th Jan 2023) it's crucial everyone within the industry is up to date and has a plan of action to swiftly tick the boxes necessary to comply with the changes.
Dive into the world of feelings and emotions with Emily as you'll explore different ways in which you can help early years children dealing with their BIG FEELINGS!! Young minds have not yet had the time to develop the upper part of the brain that helps us to self-regulate our own feelings and emotions, so it's up to us to help children along the way! With the help of Emily you'll come away from this class with a deeper understanding of the types of emotions children feel and ways in which we can help support them through the difficult moments.
1. Helping Children To Understand Different Emotions06:51
Lesson number one is all about how we can help children to understand different emotions. Emotions are complex and helping young children to understand the different emotions they may feel is a really important step in helping children to self-regulate. Within this class Emily shares some tips and strategies you can use to help develop your children's understanding and recognition of emotions.
2. The Triggers Behind Our Emotions06:07
In this class you'll explore the triggers behind children's big feelings. All emotions have a context and these behaviours are always a method of communication, your children are trying to tell you something. It's vital we have an understanding of some of the usual triggers that can spark these big feelings.
3. Helping To Build Emotional Intelligence06:54
In this final class Emily demonstrates some simple methods you can use to help build emotional intelligence within your children. These tips explore a range of different areas from building children's confidence, giving them responsibility and talking honestly with how each others actions make us feel.
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