Most children have trouble being confident and independent as adults. This may be due to a lack of social skills lessons that should have been taught in their early years. Learning social skills at a young age can help children flourish in both, personal and professional life, find it less difficult to communicate their needs and also boosts their self-esteem.
Pre-schoolers can be taught basic social skills that they can build on with age. Here is how you can do that.
- Arrange for your kids to play in groups. Interacting with other children can help them build social skills and engage with peers. This way they can not only make friends but can also learn to share, communicate, and respect others.
- Include young children in your daily tasks at home. Ask for their help to arrange the table and encourage them to do basic cleaning. This helps build confidence.
- Ask children to put away their toys and make their own beds. Make simple rules at home and encourage them to follow it.
- Teach them how to be polite and help them use the words, please, thank you and sorry.
- Help your child express their emotions and also help them understand it. Your child may not be able to identify the emotions so teach them a healthy way to communicate their feelings so that they don’t feel scared to express themselves.
Make sure you help them engage in group activities so that they can learn better.