|My grandsons make new friends at their aunt's college graduation.|
Children play, children learn
Teach them well so they will yearn
To open their minds
To possibilities. - BJT
During a hot and very long college graduation our grandchildren found a way to cope, by getting down in the sand and playing with their trucks.
With positive guidance parents can help to foster a healthy curiosity and desire to discover. This can be done in any setting and anywhere. Helping a child to see the beauty of the world and the living things in it is a gift parents can give to their children on a daily basis.
Encouraging children to experience the possibilities which connecting with others can bring is essential to a child's development. Parents can teach children how to form simple friendships by using the rules of sharing.
Our boys did not want to share their trucks at first but after some gentle encouragement the children began to create a little world with their imaginations, a couple of toy cars and the materials at hand like sticks and leaves and pebbles.
The children played happily.
Although the boys live far away from the little girls we can never know if their paths will cross in serendipitous ways once again.
|Papa shows the children how to build a road with a flat stone.|
With guidance and encouragement you can help your child to reach out to new friends, whether on the playground, during a family gathering, or at a community event. Introducing the children to one another teaches them how to interact politely and builds confidence, helping children to develop important social skills, like sharing, listening, taking turns, an interest in others and experiencing a sense of community.
Good Luck! Good Parenting!!