Social Skills

The preschool years mark the beginning of your child’s move from a “me-centred” universe into awareness of the world of others. He needs you to nurture healthy social skills and encourage positive interactions with other people.
  • Language and communication skills will form the basis of your child’s relationships with other people. You can help your preschooler develop social skills simply by talking with him and actively listening to him. Encourage conversations through storytelling and asking open-ended questions.
  • Preschool children are now learning to control their impulses. This is crucial for the development of age-appropriate social skills. Praise your child when she shares and waits her turn.
  • Encourage your child to develop empathy for others by using teaching and explanation to discipline. Help him take another person’s perspective and feel concern for a victim.
  • Find organized and unorganized activities where your preschooler can interact with other children.