Government personal social development targets for children turning five

21st March 1997 at 00:00
Children are confident, show appropriate self-respect and are able to establish effective relationships with other children and adults. They work individually and as part of a group, are able to concentrate, persevere in their learning and seek help where needed. They are eager to explore new learning, and show the ability to initiate ideas and solve practical problems.

They demonstrate independence in selecting an activity or resources and in dressing and personal hygiene.

Children are sensitive to the needs and feelings of others and respect others' cultures and beliefs. They take turns and share fairly. They express their feelings and behave in appropriate ways, developing an understanding of what is right, what is wrong and why. They treat living things, property and their environment with care and concern. They respond to relevant cultural and religious events and show a range of feelings such as wonder, joy and sorrow in response to their experiences of the world.

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