When we provide child care for parents in Wellard or any Perth suburb, we help your child develop emotional and social skills through playing with other children. But did you know you can also develop your child’s emotional and social skills at home and have an even greater impact than we do?
Here are some simple ways you can help your child develop emotional and social skills at home.
Puppets provide a surrogate for children to express emotions that they can’t always express personally without becoming distraught or confused. Teachers often use puppets to help children resolve conflicts. With puppets, you can help your child process emotions such as angry, sad or happy.
Children are often more willing to talk through and to puppets about their emotions, especially negative ones, than they are parents or teachers. Puppets can also be used to talk about concepts like putting toys away or getting to bed on time.
Think Out Loud for Your Child
When you let your child follow your thinking process, it helps them to understand and to develop their own process. This can help them learn to solve problems or cope with frustration and conflict.
Read Bedtime Stories
When your child is tired at the end of the day, it is a great time to talk about feelings. Tell a story and then discuss the events and the characters. How do the characters feel about what happened? What would you have done in the same situation? This can be used to help children develop a sense of what is right and wrong, among many benefits.
Do a Task Together
Find chores and do them with your child. Your child can help with all sorts of tasks. They are happy because they are doing those tasks with you. This helps you to bond and makes them look forward to chores.
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