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10 Important social skills kids can gain from school

10 Important social skills kids can gain from school

As children grow and develop, they acquire various social skills essential for their personal and academic success. These skills enable them to interact effectively with others, express themselves confidently, and develop positive relationships with peers and adults. In today’s world, where communication and collaboration are essential, social skills have become more critical than ever before.

In this article, we will explore the importance of social skills for kids, the benefits they offer, and how children can develop these skills at school. 

What are social skills?

Social skills are the set of behaviors that allow individuals to interact with others positively and effectively. Developing social skills is essential to a child’s growth and development. Children, in particular, are still learning these skills as they interact with others and form relationships. Social skills are essential at home and school as children learn to build positive relationships, create a sense of community, and navigate social situations successfully.

Importance of social skills for kids

Social skills are critical for children’s development and well-being, as they help them build positive relationships with peers, teachers, and family members. Children with strong social skills are likelier to have better self-esteem, higher academic achievement, and fewer behavioral problems. 

Additionally, they are better equipped to deal with challenging situations such as bullying, peer pressure, and social anxiety. 

Benefits of social skills and how kids can attain them

The benefits of social skills are numerous. Children who develop social skills are more likely to have positive self-esteem, be more confident, and have a positive outlook on life. They are also better equipped to handle stress and manage their emotions. 

There are several ways that kids can learn social skills. One of the most effective ways is through play. Children learn best through play, and playing with others is an excellent opportunity to develop their social skills. Parents and caregivers can also model positive social behavior, such as taking turns, sharing, and being kind to others. 

At school, teachers can use games and activities to teach social skills. These activities can include role-playing, group projects, and discussions about feelings and emotions. Teachers can also provide opportunities for children to practice social skills in real-life situations, such as during recess or lunchtime.

10 Social skills students can gain from school

There are various social skills that kids can learn from school, including:

  1. Sharing – Kids can learn to share toys and materials with their peers. 
  2. Taking turns – Children can learn to take turns during games and activities.
  3. Following directions – Children can learn how to follow instructions and rules
  4. Listening – Children can learn how to listen to others and communicate effectively. 
  5. Cooperation – Children can learn to work together to achieve a common goal.
  6. Empathy – Children can learn how to understand and identify with the feelings of others. 
  7. Problem-solving – Children can learn how to solve problems and conflicts positively. 
  8. Self-control – Children can learn how to manage their emotions and behavior. 
  9. Respect – Children can learn how to respect others and their belongings. 
  10.  Gratitude – Children can learn how to show gratitude and appreciation for others.

How D-PREP International School promotes social skills

D-PREP International School is inspired and guided by different educational practices and approaches worldwide. One of the principles in our life skills framework is social understanding, where we teach students important values like respect, courage, patience, and honesty to prepare them for life outside the four walls of the classroom. 

To promote these social skills, we provide opportunities for group work and collaboration. Our teachers and school counselor also teach students to reflect and understand their feelings through mood meters. When students can understand and regulate their emotions, they become more responsible and emotionally mature.

Lastly, D-PREP provides opportunities for students to practice and apply social skills in real-life situations. We have outbounds and fieldworks that encourage students to learn outside the classroom. In their learning expedition on war and peace, the middle school students visited Bangkok Community Help, an NGO that supports the homeless, to learn how conflict affects people in Bangkok and Samutprakan. The primary year students, on the other hand, visited Duang Prateep Foundation to understand how organizations work to protect children at risk. They also did fundraisers to donate to BKK Community Help and Duang Prateep Foundation.

Social skills are essential for students’ growth and development. Children, in particular, are at an essential stage in their social development, and it is important to provide them with opportunities to learn and practice these skills. 

Parents, caregivers, and teachers can all play a role in helping children develop strong social skills. By doing so, we can help them become confident, successful, and happy individuals. 

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Bangna Trad Rd., Km. 8,
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Samut Prakan, Thailand 10540

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