When I hear the words “social skills,” I usually don’t associate them with preschoolers. Maybe older kids and definitely adults, but not preschoolers. Why should I worry about their social skills at such a young age, right? But as I was thinking about it, I realized that there is no actual age limit for social skills. And on top of that, social skills are one some of the most important skills our kids (or anyone for that matter) can have. So, I listed down five social skills you can start with, and some ideas for how you can help your preschoolers acquire them.
This is very different from just talking. While preschoolers can already say complete sentences at this stage, it’s always a good idea to try to get them to converse with others too.
While young children are notorious for not listening, it’s still a crucial social skill to start instilling in them at a young age.
To prepare our preschoolers for the real world, they’re going to have to be able to conform to the rules of society (even if society for them, might just mean preschool).
Not everything is about “Me” or “Mine” and we want our little ones to know this as early as possible.
While it’s still too early for them to start empathizing and sympathizing with others, we can already get them started on thinking of others.