It’s an incredible experience to watch a child grow up and develop
a unique personality. During the first 12 months of your child’s
life, you probably marveled at the many exciting milestones he or she
reached. As your child enters
child care and then kindergarten, he or she will continue to develop across multiple
areas, including social skills.
When your child first entered a daycare program, he or she likely experienced
some separation anxiety. On the first day of kindergarten, your youngster
may still feel a little nervous; however, he or she is much less likely
to cry and ask to be taken home. Actually, kindergarten teachers often
note that the parents tend to have more trouble with the separation than
the children. Your kindergartener will begin to feel more secure spending
increasing amounts of time away from you.
In general, kindergarteners have an easier time making friends as compared
to high school students. Kindergarteners tend to readily accept those
who are different from themselves. However, forming strong friendships
in kindergarten may take a little while. Kindergarten teachers often plan
activities that allow frequent interaction and require the use of skills
such as sharing. This helps children become better acquainted with their peers.
Cooperation is a critical skill for kindergarteners to learn and it may be challenging for them at times. Since there are
so many group activities in kindergarten, kids will gradually learn to
take turns and practice sharing. Children will also begin to practice
their manners consistently and learn the importance of being polite.
At such a young age, it’s often difficult for children to express
their needs and wants. This is a common cause of temper tantrums. Children
may yell or even throw objects when they become frustrated or upset. In
kindergarten, teachers help children learn to express themselves in socially
appropriate ways. They’ll be encouraged to understand the effects
of their actions on their peers.
Children’s Learning Adventure, our kindergarteners develop a solid academic foundation for first grade
and beyond, while acquiring valuable social skills. If you’re looking
for an exceptional kindergarten in Scottsdale, AZ, Colorado, Georgia,
Texas, Nevada, or Oklahoma, give us a call at (888) 674-1487. We also
encourage families to explore our website, which provides an overview
of our unique after school programs, daycare centers, and more.