soon your child learns to identify colors, write and read are
parameters that judge his/her academic and intelligence quotient.
Researchers have now found that 10 basic social skills such as taking
turns, being nice and listening are just as important to children’s
academic success as the subjects they study. Needless to say, it is
important that students should be learning these social skills at
school as well at home.
Elliott, Vanderbilt Peabody education and psychology researcher and
co-author of the newly published The Social Skills Improvement
System—Classwide Intervention Program, found the following 10
social skills crucial for young learners
Listen to others
2. Follow the steps
3. Follow the rules
5. Ask for help
6. Take turns when you
7. Get along with others
8. Stay calm with others
responsible for your behavior
10. Do nice things for others
Samsidh MLZS approach to teaching and nurturing social skills
School: Our pre
school curriculum revolves around these social skills. Each academic
activity that is conducted for pre schoolers has an underlying factor
of one or a combination of these social skills to give the children a
holistic means of learning from the very beginning.
year our teachers are trained to be able to lead the little ones in
the correct direction in the prescribed manner.
School: These are the
formative years in a child’s personality. Whatever the child has
learnt in his/her preschool days is either strengthened or completely
undone, based on the guidance he/she receives from home and school. A
lot also depends upon the child’s experiences from being a certain
kind of a person.
always being nice mean that he is having to give up his turn at the
breaking the rules lead to instant karma at home and at school?
means that ideally all children should be taught social skills from
pre school so that there is no disparity among their social group
when they grow up. Positive social skills must lead to positive
experiences for the child who is practicing these skills.
Samsidh MLZS, Integrity is a core value that we instill in our
children from the very beginning. If you notice, Integrity forms the
basis for all the social skills listed above.
School: A time when
peers act as influencers for early adult life, what children have
learnt in their formative years becomes secondary. Thus, it is
important that we as educarers, keep re-enforcing the social skills
with more force.
Samsidh MLZS, our co curricular activities make sure team spirit
becomes ingrained at this stage and children understand the value of
friends in their life. Even the academic projects throw children from
different backgrounds together where they understand to value each
other and work together as a team.