Guiding social competence


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Early Years professional development solutions

Interaction with others, and the development of relationships, is an important part of childhood that impacts on the health and wellbeing of children. Both Te Whāriki and the New Zealand Curriculum promote social competence as an essential learning skill.

  • Engaging with others: will you play with me? Understanding the nature of young children's social interactions from infants and toddlers initial approaches to engage with a peer to that of older children as they create and sustain friendships.
  • Exploring conflict, an essential social skill: Understanding the role of conflict in the development of social competence and to develop positive and constructive strategies to guide children’s social learning.
  • Creating a social environment. Strategies that promote positive social interactions including the environment, culture and teaching strategies that promote creativity and flow.
  • Dramatic play. How popular culture and super-hero play can help foster social skills.
  • Early Childhood

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