Child development is complex and vast so in the Fagus materials we have summarised social and emotional development into 10 clearly definable areas (branches of the tree). Although in reality the domains overlap and there are many references between the guides.
It’s important to remember that some lesser-known domains such as self-concept, self-awareness and moral development should also be included to complete a wholistic view of a child’s social and emotional functioning.
In addition we also include the core developmental areas of language development, cognitive development and attachment which are of a vital importance as they lay the ‘roots’ for the developmental processes of the 10 ‘branches’.
Here is a quick round-up of the developmental domains that are covered in the materials with a simple definition. Click on the images below to view the documents.
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