When will my child learn
to play with other children? This is a common worry of most parents. Have
patience, as a child grows, she will surely learn to play with other
Encouraging children to play
with other children is very important for the development of their social
skills. Playing with other children will help them to learn many skills. They
will learn to share at the same time their speaking skills will also improve.
Here are some of the common concerns of parents related to playing with other
When will my child learn to play with
Initially, your child
is only exposed to members of the family and extended family. You should
encourage your child to interact with new people as soon as possible. By the
time they are 18 months old, children can usually tolerate each other's
presence, although they may not play
How do I teach my child to
When they begin to play with
other children, it is not unusual for them to hit each other and grab each other's
toys. You will have to explain the concept of sharing to your child. Teach your
child to be generous. At this age, your opinion is still important to them.
Reward acts of generosity with approval. She will soon extend her generosity to
people outside the family.
What are causes of anti-social behaviour
Children who have older
siblings and are growing in joint families may find easier to develop
friendship with other children. However, lonely children may find difficult to
interact and mix with other children. Such lonely children become anti-social
or may become shy. Therefore, if your child does not have siblings or is
growing in a nuclear family, you need to follow right measures in order to
prevent anti-social behaviour in her.
How do I encourage my child to play with
If your child has
cousins, you can invite them over to play with her. Allowing children of neighbours
to play with your child can also help. Join mom and baby classes where your
baby will get surrounded with other moms and babies which will help to boost
her social skills. Talk with your baby as much as you can. If your child is
little older, you can enrol her in hobby classes so that she gets a chance to
meet and interact with other children.
What is the important of outdoor play for
Outdoor play is very
important for the overall growth and development of children. Outdoor games are
important for boosting the physical fitness and stimulate brain development of
children. Playing in fresh air can aid a lot in boosting the overall
development of children. Therefore, it is a must to encourage children to play
outdoor games with other children.
What are the benefits of playing for
Let us take a look at the
benefits of playing for
Playing can aid in brain
Children can learn a lot of things
Educational games can help
children learn alphabets, numbers etc.
Educational games also help to
improve general knowledge of children.
Playing with building blocks, play
dough etc. can help to boost creativity in them.
It helps in boosting the dexterity
and motor skills of children.
Playing with other children also
helps in the improvement of social skills and emotional strength.
It also improves speaking and
listening skills of children.
Playing also helps to boost
confidence and imagination skills in
Playing is very important part of growth and development
of children. Therefore, parents must not overlook its need for children. Not
only should parents encourage children to play with other children but also
they should engage in playing with children. Through play children learn a lot
of skills which can be utilised by them throughout their lifetime.
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