He Māpuna te Tamaiti: Supporting Social and Emotional Competence in early learners

He Māpuna te Tamaiti: Supporting Social and Emotional Competence in Early Learning includes a book, a set of quick tip cards to support kaiako in daily practice, and a self-assessment tool for kaiako and teachers to reflect on, evaluate and develop intentional approaches to support the development of children’s social and emotional skills.

Written by kaiako and others in the sector, the resource focuses on four key areas: creating a supportive environment; promoting emotional competence; promoting social competence; and supporting learning and engagement.   

Parents may also find He Māpuna te Tamaiti useful in particular the Intentional Teaching Practices quick tip cards with advice on ways to respond to children’s learning and development.

It includes a range of practical and flexible strategies including establishing consistent routines, developing care and empathy for others, building resilience, fostering peer friendships and supporting children to manage their learning.  

He Māpuna te Tamaiti has an underlying approach that is caring and culturally responsive in line with Te Whāriki: He Whāriki Mātauranga mō ngā Mokopuna o Aotearoa.

The book comes with a set of cards for use in daily practice and during professional learning conversations.

He Māpuna te Tamaiti complete book  [PDF. 3.5MB]

He Māpuna te Tamaiti self-assessment tool  [PDF349KB]

You can download it to create an electronic record you can save, change, and update. Alternatively you can print it and complete the self assessment by hand.

Find out more about self-management and regulation for children on the TKI website 

Information for Teachers

Information for schools and school administration

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