Solution Name: Learning Social Skills Through Play
Encourage eye-contact. When talking to somebody, encourage child to look into speaker eyes and talk for effective communication and to build confidence.
Prepare for higher social skills.
Teach children appropriate ways of getting someone’s attention
Help children tell each other directly what they want or need:
Show children how to join a play group. Socially competent children often watch the children playing then find a way to ease into the ongoing play
State the problem – everyone gets a say.
Brainstorm solutions – everyone contributes.
Choose the solution that everyone agrees on
Implement the solution – decide on the (length of turns, who goes first, etc.)
Evaluate the solution – how is it working?
How others feel
How the child’s behavior affects others
How other children might see things differently.
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