This video lesson is designed for 3-6-year-old children. It guides through the importance of social and emotional skills and needs for setting up a positive environment for the children.
Maria Montessori was amazed by the attention young children paid to Grace and Courtesy lessons in her first Casa De Bambini or House of Children. She once said, ” The fundamental problem in education is the social one.” She observed that there is a gap between the social and emotional connection between children and adults. Therefore, there is a need to establish a positive relationship between them.
Why there is a need to develop social and emotional skills?
Children emulate us; therefore, it becomes imperative for us to exhibit positive behavior. It includes taking care of oneself, learning about basic social skills, paying heed to what we say and do around children.
The current pandemic is the time to retrospect, bond, and creating an environment for acceptance and mutual respect.
One needs to understand why a child has temper tantrums, emotional outbursts, or unexpected behavior like difficulty in describing their feelings.
How do Montessori classrooms inculcate positive social behavior in children?
In the classroom, children cannot step on other’s mats or steel materials from other children; instead, they are free to observe. They can walk around the classroom and choose the material they have been presented with.
Watch the video for the simple guidelines that could help set up a positive environment at home for the children.
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Video created by Aishwarya | I teach I learn
Primary | Practical Life | Social and Emotional Skills (English)
This video has been added and used with the author’s permission. It is also available on the author’s YouTube, here.
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