The social and emotional development of children from 5 to sixteen plays a crucial part in in the impact and quality of the child’s lives these influence the development of the child in various ways which is why it is important for a Teaching Assistant to recognise these factors so they can help the child continue learning and use the skills already instilled in them. By treating each child as their own person you learn that they are all different and develop at their own pace but in order to do this you must see the child developing and to show support to both the teacher and child you are able to better the child’s learning experiences and embrace their own developmental skills.
I am aware of the main 5 social and emotional areas of learning so I could apply them being: self-awareness, managing feelings, empathy, social and motivation skills. These 5 skills I would talk to the children about and help them identify their skills and feelings and increase their awareness of their feelings by positive teaching behaviour through praise and support.
Here are my understanding of children’s developments from 5 to sixteen and the importance of thinking of all the options to make the best out of a child’s personal learning skills:
Age 5- 6 years:
During this development age children are identifying their own traits of self-understanding and gaining confidence. With this they are able to make decisions and rationalise decisions by making choices and saying the choices they make. This develops to asking for help and see dangers they are able to making relationships with friends and share feelings from their own age groups in school to adults.
Age 7 years:
At this age the child should be able to recognise who to go to for help, understand and tell what dangerous places are, recognise ways and healthy eating habits and know the implications of bad health i.e. eating too many sweets can make our teeth fall out. The child would also