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Methods of developing the child's social skills

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To develop the child's skills, provide support, attention, care and nurture him in a sound upbringing, parents must follow specific steps and strategies to deal with the child at this age that would help him in developing his skills to improve his abilities, and certainly every mother is interested in the best means and methods that help them in developing the child's social skills The older a child, the more he mixes with other children, whether in kindergarten or school and also with adults around him. The social communication skills that the child acquires in his early stages of life are what will help him to move forward in his life and be reflected in his self-confidence and the success of his relationships with others.

How do we learn social communication skills?
Most people learn social communication skills without planning for it, and it is done automatically and naturally. According to experts in this field, there are three basic methods for learning the rules of social communication, namely:
Eye contact:
As adults need to maintain eye contact with their children during the conversation, this teaches children the importance of eye contact while talking with others, and even people with low vision are unable to communicate with the eye with others in social sessions. There are some ways that experts offer them to help them communicate more .

 Learning by thinking and observing:
Children learn to think about what is going on around them. For example, when a child asks why his colleague quit playing and left and has produced a feeling of boredom, then the child learns communication skills successfully. This part of the learning may be difficult for children with autism or some types of intellectual disability:

Action learning:
Where it is when the child plays or talks with others successfully, he develops his ability to communicate with others positively and effectively even if the matter does not succeed, the child distinguishes and notes what the problem is and why it does not work

Ways to help you develop a child's social skills:
Talking to the child:
You must communicate to speak with your child in his education about anything that is important and necessary for the success of this learning process. It is necessary to encourage your child to speak and not only listen in order to appear before you politely when you ask the child to speak freely, he learns that skill more easily, and you must allow your child By sharing play with other children, explaining this to him in conversation, and in doing so, he learns the importance of participating with others in group games or activities such as playing ball and interacting through your guidance and conversation with him.

Play:
It is considered one of the best effective methods in teaching the child communication skills with others is playing with them. Through playing with others, the child learns that hitting others is a disgraceful behavior and that sharing toys brings more fun, and if your child is shy, it is better to share playing with one other child near him And if he is more open to the ocean around him, he can share others and make new friends.

Simulation:
Where children learn a lot by observing those around them and observing their behavior. For example, when a child sees a parent who is deliberately concerned about answering the phone or does not want to greet others, he will learn that these behaviors are correct and begins to imitate them, and likewise when he sees you helping others and behaves with them gently and politely, he will grow on these behaviors As a natural part of his social interactions with others, and if you want your child to trust others, you should teach him how to do this so always always show your child how to maintain visual contact with others and look at them while talking to people calling their names and shaking hands with friends and other Behaviors that you like to see it do.

Helping the child to express his feelings:
Where you should pay attention to teaching the child to express his feelings and use simple vocabulary to express this clearly, such as feelings of fear, sadness or joy, and parents should not be afraid to talk about the feelings of their children. When the child understands that his feelings and experiences are natural experiences, he will be able to express them without shame or Fear.
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