Simple Playtime in Playgrounds Can Make Shy Kids Sociable
Not all kids are socially active! Childhood shyness is normal but parents should always put in their best effort to make the little ones socially active. If your child is introvert, it is your responsibility to help them with tricks for improving social skills. Shyness can be a barrier for kids to mix-up or gel with other friends.
There are a few things that you should focus on, in order to help the little ones overcome shyness and all sorts of nervousness while speaking to others.
- Encourage your child to start a conversation with Hi. Practicing social skills in a safe environment will help your child learn social cues and age-appropriate social skills practices. You can even start the conversation in order to make the little one comfortable with the person. Help him practice handshakes, and other behavioral traits.
- Playground is the best place to improve social skill. Accompany your little one to the playground and introduce him with the other mates. Safety of parental involvement will let your little one learn how to feel safe and confident. Ensure that the playground is equipped with right kid’s playground equipment.
- Shy kids feel comfortable at home. You can make things better by arranging a house party for the little ones. This will give them a chance to interact with each other. This way your kid won’t be overwhelmed with a new ambience while working on her shyness
- It’s important to make them feel your presence as that what encourages them to talk, play and have fun. If you structure a play date, its better you hang around, so that they feel confident.
- No matter what, it is necessary to build trust. If you are telling your child to come back in 30 minutes, ensure your child does that. This is how you can build confidence and competence.
- Read and talk about friendship. Children learn so much from books. Books on friendships are really helpful.
- Play games with the little ones whenever you feel like. Games are a great way to help your child learn how to take turns, play with confident and other techniques, as well. Start with easy board game and once they become comfortable, give them the difficult ones.
It is necessary to make your child independent and parents can only help them do so. Don’t just force them to follow your footsteps, let them choose their own way.
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