What is Soetlief?
Who is Soetlief for?
Creative, Fantasy & Play
Logic, Reason & Independent
Abstract, Thinking, Analysing
Communicate, Interact, Understand
The Soetlief programs
In this program, the focus is on several fundamental emotional development concepts such as Sensory Awareness, Vocabulary, the understanding of Emotional Concepts and Emotional Awareness.
Children this age show centration of thought, meaning their focus is limited to one aspect of a situation/object. They become increasingly creative in their fantasy play, however, they can’t understand abstract emotions.
In this program the focus is on self-awareness, appropriate expression of feelings and mechanisms to regulate negative experiences. Topics such as Sensory Awareness, Introduction to Emotions and Borders will be addressed.
By this age, children move from a life dominated by fantasy to one that is beginning to be governed by logic and reason. They begin to take note of the “right” way of doing and become more able to do things by themselves.
In this program, the focus is on the experience of complex emotions - basic emotions shaped by social and relational situations. Topics such as Body Language, Boundaries and Complex Emotions will be addressed.
At this age, children learn to think about abstract concepts. They wrestle with abstract concepts like love or justice and formulate values based on thinking and analysing as opposed to only by feeling or experiencing.