Ahead of the free Health and Wellbeing in the Early Years workshop at Kent College this Saturday (9th November), we look at what a good sense of wellbeing means for young children (age 2 to 5 years)…

Wellbeing includes good physical health, feelings of happiness, satisfaction and the ability to be successful in social situations. It has an impact on the way children interact in different environments.

A strong sense of wellbeing provides children with confidence and optimism which in turn maximises their learning potential. It encourages the development of a child’s innate exploratory drive and a desire to interact with others and play, particularly in an outdoor setting.

What does wellbeing in young children really mean?

Wellbeing is linked with resilience, and provides children with the capacity to cope with day-to day stress and challenges. The readiness to persevere when faced with unfamiliar and challenging learning situations creates the opportunity for success and achievement.

Learning about healthy lifestyles, including nutrition, personal hygiene, physical fitness, emotions and social relationships is integral to wellbeing and self-confidence, and all contribute to children’s ability to concentrate, cooperate and learn.

What does wellbeing in young children really mean?

Kent College Prep School are running a free ‘Health and Wellbeing in the Early Years’ workshop on Saturday 9th November from 9.00-10.30am for parents and children. Find practical advice and tips on sleep, screen time and exercise for girls and boys aged 2-5, with fun activities for the children too.

Book online at www.kent-college.co.uk.

This is a collaborative post.