Socioemotional development in early childhood definition, examples, activities, that may be included in the curriculum

Socioemotional development in early childhood definition, examples, activities, that may be included in the curriculum

Socio-emotional Learning (SEL) – it’s more than Sad, Happy, Angry …:

Even “adults” get confused about whether they are ‘angry’ over a situation/incident or ‘afraid’, also sometimes how do we feel ‘surreal’.

To some people, even ‘food’ is an emotion, as being hungry takes them over a wild ride of emotions.

For children, “emotions” are generally presented by adults in the form of words or images.

But, we all know, an oak tree or a Peepal tree, means different things to different people, seldom they are just ‘tree’.

Lera Boroditsky, a popular Cognitive Scientist established that “language shapes the way we think”.

But before proceeding further, let us enlist few emotions that we may include in the Curriculum –

  • Bored
  • Hurt
  • Exhausted
  • Sick
  • Tired
  • Sad
  • Calm
  • Good
  • Proud
  • Okay
  • Ready to learn
  • Content
  • Frustrated
  • Anxious/worried
  • Excited
  • Silly
  • Overwhelmed
  • Scared
  • Aggressive
  • Mean
  • Terrified
  • Mad
  • Angry
  • Yelling


Now, the question is how we may include the above-mentioned things in our Circle Time, Stories, and Activities.

This begins with the understanding of these concepts.

Which story we may choose for this purpose?

What questions may be discussed with the learners?

Which activities may be carried out with the learners?

How we may associate it with Early Literacy, Early Numeracy?

How we may discuss the concepts with Arts & Craft activities?

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