Social and Emotional Development - Older Preschoolers (45 to 60+ Months)
At ages 4 and 5, older preschoolers are actively learning what causes certain feelings, how others may react in certain situations and how to manage their own emotions. Introduce coping strategies for them, such as "talking it out" or drawing pictures about how they feel. You'll also notice your child is getting better at playing with other kids, making friends and attempting to resolve conflicts. Model pro-social behaviors for them, such as waiting for a turn.
About This Domain
The Social and Emotional Development domain includes children’s feelings about themselves and their relationships with others, as well as learning to manage and express emotions. These skills and characteristics effect progress in every other area of development.