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Social Skills Development


Sari Nieminen, Vail Inclusive Preschool


Social skills are essential in enabling children to have and maintain positive interactions with others. Sometimes social interactions do not run smoothly with young developing children. Fortunately, social skills can be taught! It is never too soon to start showing children how to get along with others nor is it too late to sharpen their skills. Some important social skills are: sharing and turn-taking, cooperating, listening, following directions, respecting personal space, making eye contact and using manners.


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