Early childhood is a significant period of social development, particularly social identity. A strong, positive sense of identity is crucial to a child’s confidence, self-esteem and ability to effectively engage with their world.
Various intentional teaching activities allowed the children to explore their imaginative and creative skills, while also strengthening their sense of identity. Through artworks, like self-portraits, and group discussions, the children felt more confident of their identity while also appreciating the similarities and differences amongst their friends.
As Theorist Bowlby believed; when familiar caregivers encourage and respond warmly and consistently young children, they form strong self-identities. We here at KOTA find truth to this statement, with it being evident that the children’s social identity has positively developed over the course of these activities.