Social interaction should begin from an early age and is crucial for the healthy development in children alongside setting them up for a good start in life. If children have good social skills then this can help them become more confident, happy people.
Nursery encourages children s independence and self-reliance. Learning to manage tasks on their own provides a great confidence boost. Encouraging children whilst at Nursery to interact with their environment and those around them is important in order for them to grow.
There are many building blocks needed to develop social skills and we use these every day to interact and communicate with others. They are vital in enabling an individual to have and maintain positive interactions with others. Here we have listed a few common skills that are essential:
Children need time, space, choice, risk and challenge to develop their confidence skills. Through developing a positive sense in themselves and others they will also gain confidence in their own abilities and boost self-esteem.
Learning to cooperate with others is vital and cooperative play brings children together whilst teaching them how to cope with failures and challenges. Learning when it is appropriate to be competitive and cooperative will be essential to your child s early learning development.
Listening is about really absorbing what someone else is saying and much of learning in life depends on a child s ability to listen to what they are being taught. It is a crucial component of healthy communication and will become even more important as your child advances academically.
Expressing themselves and representing ideas, feelings, and knowledge about the world is a key skill for your child. It is at the core of reading, writing, math and science skills. Good communication with children involves listening well and is essential for learning, play, and social interaction.
Friendship is important from an early age as by sharing experiences, feelings and interacting with one another, children learn how to meet the social needs of others and their own. For children, making friends is a vital part of growing up and an essential part of their social and emotional development. Building friendships at nursery gives children opportunities to practice more advanced social skills, like problem-solving and conflict resolution.
The experience a child receives early on provides the foundation that will enable them to become enthusiastic lifelong learners.
The Importance Of Play
When children engage in play, they have to plan, create a focus, and strive for a goal all essential life and work skills. Play is very important to the development of a child s self-confidence. The more they play the more they will strengthen their conviction in their own abilities. The experience of successful play boosts confidence and for young children, play is important work.
Children grow, learn and investigate the world through play.
Contact Parkfield Nursery
If you would like to speak to Parkfield Nursery or meet our team, get in touch with us today. You will always receive a quick response and we can organise a suitable time for you to visit. Call us on 01228 543034 or fill in our contact form to make an enquiry. With Parkfield Nursery, you can be assured of fantastic facilities and an incredible support system to offer all children the care they need at a young age.