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Personal, Social and Emotional Development (PSED) in the early years
Personal, Social and Emotional Development (PSED) are three building blocks for future success in life. They make up one of the prime areas of learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). Learn about the ages, stages and theories of PSED, how it promote it in the early years, and the importance of attachment and play.
This course is aimed at early years practitioners, but parents and carers may also find it insightful.
You will understand what personal development, social development, and emotional development means for younger children.
You will understand certain areas of PSED, such as attachment and play
You will be able to promote the Personal, Social and Emotional Development of children in your role, and understand the important role adults play in this
Advantages of this course
In Lawrence Kohlberg's theory of moral development, he outlines stages in moral reasoning achieved through social interaction - but argued that stages could not be ‘missed out’ and that not everyone achieves all the stages. This theory, and other theories of child development relevant to PSED will be explored in further detail in the reading section of this short course.
Tips, ideas, games, and activities will be suggested for promoting PSED, including specific advice for the birth to three years age group
A video of a play activity in a nursery that encourages children to direct the play and build their confidence is included in the Good Practice Example section of the course.
Additional activities encourage you to reflect on your learning
There is also suggested extended reading that gives both practical information and links to websites to expand knowledge
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