Emotional social development activities infants : Social Development

Emotional social development activities infants


Dr. Maria Montessori's insights
into a child social development

From the moment of birth, your baby began to develop his or her personality. All infants develop this way through social relationships and experiences.

Infants are born with drives that urge them to relate to others and help others relate to them. The first impulses to root and suck, grasp and smile, and gaze and cuddle in the mother's arms are precisely those needed to establish and maintain closeness. By age three, the little child has already laid down the basic foundations of his or her personality and is now ready to experience an ever-widening circle of adults and other children. According to Montessori's plan, around the age of two and a half or three, children enter a Casa dei Bambini or Children's House. The doctor told students in a 1946 teacher-training course that children "need the society of other children at this age."

The activities available to the children in a Montessori classroom are "purposive"—they are able to be performed by the children for both selfish and social ends. When children work in this way they increase their level of independence and come to realize that their actions benefit others.

In the social life of a Montessori classroom, children come to prefer one another's company to dolls, and they prefer "real" utensils to toys. While working with objects such as real brushes for cleaning, and real carpets to sweep, children attain real skills that allow them to participate more fully in life at home as well as at school.

Along with such practical lessons as cleaning and sweeping, the children in a Montessori class learn pro-social behaviors. The exercises of Grace and Courtesy, as the names imply, help children control their bodies and move more gracefully while giving them the courtesies of social life, the “pleases” and “thank yous” that denote distinguished manners.

A casual observer might not notice the richness of the social atmosphere in a Montessori classroom. From age three to six, little children tend to work side by side rather than together. Montessori pointed out that's because the first essential of the child's development is not really play at all! Instead, the first essential of the child's development is concentration because it lays the basis for the development of an individual's character and subsequent social behavior. Concentration is always solitary, even in the midst of a crowd, and there is no real achievement without it.

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Force kids to try activities they may not like?

by zetetic7

We're trying to find things that my 8-yr old son likes, and that also stimulate some aspect of social/physical/emotional development (make him more well-rounded, give him confidence in his ability to excel at things, etc). So in other words, not Minecraft and Xbox, but also not team sports (he's tried that a few times since I was a big athlete, but it's just not a great fit for him - he's not the most coordinated/athletic kid and it is starting to affect his confidence since that's all we have encouraged so far)
The problem is he doesn't express a strong interest in anything - his attitude about everything is "sort of", "maybe", "kind of" - typical at this age I think

Not trolling anyone. My kid (the preschooler)'s

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School gets credit toward the federal loan they have for funding if parents engage in activities with the child that count under certain categories (Language, literacy, cognition, general knowledge, physical development, health, social, and emotional development).
So, to help out the school, I try to list everything I can to get them credit.

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