Introducing your child to a group setting is a great way to improve their social skills. At the Children’s Enchanted Learning Center, your child will be immersed in a stimulating environment to enhance his or her emotional, social and intellectual development. With a hands-on approach to learning, you can trust that your child will receive the attention needed for successful growth and a positive self-image.
In addition to enrolling your child into a positive and welcoming environment that is conducive for learning, you can also get involved and help improve your child’s social skills at home.
Schedule a Playdate
Kids with social issues can have difficulties making plans. Since playdates are an important part of social development, you can help ease the stress by preparing your child for what might happen during a playdate. Take time to sit down with your child before the scheduled date to talk about what uncomfortable situations might occur. Role play these situations and work out solutions. Before the playdate begins, plan a small list of activities that the children can take turns picking. Not only will this reduce stress, but it will teach your son or daughter the importance of compromise.
According to Parents.com, you can enhance your child’s social development by teaching empathy. Since many children with underdeveloped social skills do not understand social cues, practice is key. Discuss different scenarios that may occur during a playdate or while at school and ask your child how he or she thinks other people may feel during that situation. This can help them to develop a sense of mutual respect for others and be more considerate while playing or talking with his or her peers.
Practice Social Communication
When faced with a social situation, some children have trouble understanding the “dos” and “don’ts.” Take time to practice starting a conversation, getting someone’s attention, taking turns and joining a play group. You can also explain the importance of leaving personal space to make someone feel comfortable. Reinforcing what you child experiences during the day with extra support at home will make each day a little easier for your child.
Entrusting your child to another can be tough on parents, but the Children’s Enchanted Learning Center is here to ease your worries and create a safe and inviting atmosphere of acceptance and understanding where your child can learn and develop the important skills they will need all throughout their life. Give us a call today at 281-991-3999 to learn more or to find out more about enrolling your child.