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Pair these FREE educator-developed printable activities with your favorite Encantos videos, books, and songs to help your child develop critical reading, writing, math, and social emotional learning skills. Plus, check out our Tips for Grown-ups to help reinforce the teachable moments in each lesson.
Social-emotional learning (SEL) teaches essential personal & interpersonal skills. Learn how to foster your child’s social-emotional development at a young age.
We tend to think about education in terms of academics -- reading, writing, arithmetic -- but to be truly successful in school, work, and life, children also need to develop social and emotional skills. Social-emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children develop essential personal and interpersonal skills.
The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning has identified five core competencies that make up social-emotional learning: Self-awareness, understanding one's own feelings and thoughts; self-management, managing and regulating one’s own emotions and behaviors; social awareness, feeling and showing empathy for others with similar or differing backgrounds and cultures; relationship skills, establishing and maintaining positive relationships, and responsible decision making, using one’s knowledge to make constructive, thought-out choices.
Social-emotional skills are classified as one of the top five skills by employers around the world, and research shows that 79% of employers say SEL skills are the most important qualities for job success.
Children with social-emotional skills are better equipped to cope with emotions, persevere through adversities, have healthier attitudes, work well with others, resolve conflicts, feel and show empathy, set and achieve goals, feel good about themselves (and help others do the same), communicate effectively, and so much more. Who wouldn’t want that for their children?
Here are 3 ways to foster social-emotional development in your child:
Social-emotional learning needs to happen outside of school just as much as it does in school. It’s important that parents and other adults in a child’s life support and reinforce SEL development at home and in the community.
How the Encantos app can help foster social-emotional development:
Storyworlds such as Canticos, La Petite Petra, Skeletina, Wally the Worried Walrus, Ella Bella Bingo, and Alpha Squad are great for furthering childrens’ social-emotional development. They teach skills like mindfulness, overcoming fears & anxieties, problem solving, empathy, and self-confidence through a variety of games, activities, videos, songs, and stories.