If you’d like to build your preschooler’s social-emotional skills, make sure that you don’t forget to help them learn to self regulate.
WHY PRESCHOOLERS SHOULD SELF REGULATE
Self regulation is developed in the preschool years as children learn to manage their emotions. This is learned overtime through observation and co-regulation. A strong foundation in social-emotional skills, such as self regulation, helps children to form positive and lasting relationships throughout their lives.
The ability to self regulate is important for building relationships, independence, and learning. Children need a strong sense of interoceptive awareness before they will be truly ready for self regulation though. That is, an understanding of what is going on inside of them. For example, recognizing when they are hungry, need to use the bathroom, or are in pain.
5 ACTIVITIES TO HELP PRESCHOOLERS SELF REGULATE
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