Early Learning Goals
Personal, Social & Emotional Development

Early Learning Goals Hands-On Education Activity
ED 1 - Self-Regulation
    ED/1.1 show an understanding of their own feelings and those of others, and begin to regulate their behaviour accordingly
    ED/1.2 set and work towards simple goals, being able to wait for what they want and control their immediate impulses when appropriate
    ED/1.3 give focused attention to what the teacher says, responding appropriately even when engaged in activity, and show an ability to follow instructions involving several ideas or actions
    ED 2 - Managing Self
      ED/2.1 be confident to try new activities and show independence, resilience and perseverance in the face of challenge
      ED/2.2 explain the reasons for rules, know right from wrong and try to behave accordingly
      ED/2.3 manage their own basic hygiene and personal needs, including dressing, going to the toilet and understanding the importance of healthy food choices
      ED 3 - Building Relationships
        ED/3.1 work and play cooperatively and take turns with others
        ED/3.2 form positive attachments to adults and friendships with peers
        ED/3.3 show sensitivity to their own and to others’ needs

        How Hands-On Education Approaches Personal, Social, and Emotional Development

        According to the British government, a child's personal, social, and emotional development (PSED) is like a golden ticket to a happy and healthy life. It's like a superhero's sidekick to cognitive growth, paving the way for a thriving future.

        Their little social world is like a laboratory, shaping their personal development. By building strong bonds with adults, kids learn how to understand and manage their emotions and those of their buddies. They also set simple goals, gain confidence in their abilities, learn to stay the course, and focus on the task at hand. Plus, with a little guidance from grown-ups, they learn to take care of themselves, including chowing down on healthy eats and practising good hygiene.

        Through fun interactions with other kids, they learn the art of friendship, cooperation, and resolving conflicts with a peaceful gaze. All of these superpowers provide a rock-solid foundation for success not only in school, but in their future lives too.

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