Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Social skills

A social skill is the ability to communicate, persuade, and interact with other members of the society, without creating a conflict and disharmony. Children from their early ages need to learn how to communicate effectively with others that could enable them to solve problem and make decisions. Parents, caregivers and teachers need to keep in view the following;
·        Talk to children respectfully so it can enable them to enhance confidence in talking to others
·        Set social rules (take turn, show respect, and talk in a positive tune etc) for home and school to follow but must avoid compromising the rules
·        Allow children to use social skills in making friendships and working together
·        Engage them in interaction so they can express their ideas, perceptions and opinions, that will allow them to express their views in a constructive way
·        Avoid in engaging in their conflicts. Encourage them to communicate, persuade and motivate to resolve conflicts. This will help them to be more independent in differentiating between what to do and what not.
So this reflects that early childhood education is very critical in developing a better social skill among children to generate harmony and tolerated society.

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