Piano class, swimming lessons, coding and mathematical classes are only a few that prioritize putting their children in. These classes are without a doubt, beneficial to a child but there's one area that parents have been neglecting for far too long - social emotional learning.
What is social and emotional learning? In a nutshell, it is the process of developing the self-awareness, self-control, and interpersonal skills that are essential for living peaceably.
We’ve all heard that having a strong network system is often more powerful than your educational credentials. The truth is that employers are often more likely to hire those who are highly recommended to them and that they are able to get along with. If a potential employee is able to show empathy and have strong social skills, this means there is a higher chance for unity amongst the team. If there is unity and a positive work environment, the employees are more likely to perform better.
This is important because we want our children to do well in the work environment and one way to do that is to equip them to know how to identify their feelings and the feelings of those around them.
Besides this, social and emotional learning is crucial for harmonious relationships between family and friends. As humans, we were created to live in community with others. There aren’t stories that exist of people who are truly content with their lives where they are living on their own, consumed with just their life. The feeling of loneliness is not just for some, but it extends to all in one way or another when they are deep in isolation. We need to know how to care for ourselves and for others emotionally.
At Jolly Jolly Arts & Reading, our social and emotional learning class allows children to explore their feelings by exposing them to stories that may possibly relate to and encouraging them to dig deeper in their emotions. From there we’re able to brainstorm where, how and why they feel the way they feel.
If you have any questions or are interested in enrolling your child in this class, give us a call or send us an email today!