Purposes of the study: The purpose of this study was to describe the way to develop social-emotional intelligence in early childhood through play activities. A child doesn’t have social Emotional intelligence naturally in early childhood, but it must be nurtured and developed by parents and teachers in schools through developing social and emotional aspects of early childhood that can be done with various methods.

Methodology: This study used a qualitative approach to the literature model. The method used in this study is a qualitative method with content analysis techniques consisting of developing the social and emotional aspects of early childhood is through playing activities.

Result: The researcher found that playing activities by children can develop social-emotional of early childhood among others. The activities such as playing in small groups like children’s traditional games or playing with tools such as balls, marbles, rubber and, other tools.

Implication/Applications: The findings of this study can help young children to be able to improve the development of social-emotional intelligence caused by hereditary factors and the environment through play activities. In this play, the activity can increase positive attitudes including honest behavior, independence, responsibility, fair, confident, fair, loyal friends, and the nature of compassion towards others and have high tolerance and demanded cooperation between others


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