This workshop looks at typical children’s development. These children are physically active, quite sophisticated in their emotional responses and crave to be part of a social group. They have made great gains in their cognitive ability. What’s not to love about these children? Well, these children do not move smoothly from one stage to the next, they develop at different rates and there are bumps on the way. They often can suffer if their social skills are not on par, they may find it difficult to express their emotions or do so, in an unacceptable manner.
As professional childcare workers, we need to be able to identify and assist these children to be move through these stages to be independent and joyful.