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Children's social and emotional development from the age of 4. Factors that can affect learning.

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  • Submitted: 03/03/2012
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AS and A Level Healthcare

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Sofia shafi

Unit 2

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Most children at the age of four are at the expected stage of social development as they are now becoming more loving and caring towards their family and friends. Children also at this stage begin to play more with other children and are most likely to play pretend activities and games. For example if children are in the home corner, they will play with the pretend fruit items, cooking equipment and other items. This helps the children develop their social skills, as they are communicating and take up roles and feel a sense of responsibility. At this stage, the children will show concerns for other children if they see them upset or distressed and begin to make closer relationships and stronger friendships. For example if a child notices another child crying or being upset then that child will be able to comfort the other child and support them. Also at this stage children are feeling a lot more confident during these ages and stages.

P, Tassoni (2007) Page 43 states, this is a more settled year for children. They show social skills such as taking turns, sharing

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