Personal, Social and Emotional Development (PSED) are the building blocks of success in future life. It helps children to learn how to interact with others and develop positive attitudes about themselves and others. There is a continuous focus in the Early Years which relies upon adults, parents and carers present in the child’s life modelling appropriate behaviour and giving positive feedback.
PSED is one of the Prime Areas of Learning and is broken down into three aspects:
Making Relationships – playing co-operatively, taking turns with others, resolving conflicts and showing sensitivity to others’ needs and feelings.
Self confidence and self awareness – confident speaking to peers and groups, showing enthusiasm when engaged in activities, participating in new activities.
Managing feelings and behaviour – understanding how actions affect others, following rules and behaviour expectations, awareness of their own and others feelings.