Social Awareness — Being Part of a Group
Children first learn to be social by being a part of a family. As their worlds expand and they find themselves with peers in group situations like a team or classroom, they have opportunities to develop social skills at new levels. Learning to play and work around and with others is an important skill that will improve their self-confidence, and help them to understand the needs and feelings of others. Appreciating the differences and similarities among their group will help them in building and maintaining positive relationships.
This week the Puppet Pals are trying to adjust to being a part of a group. They are learning the benefits of sharing and taking turns when playing with others in their home, neighborhood, school or team. They become aware of the needs of others and also recognize that their actions impact others. As children watch the videos they can think of ways to practice these social awareness skills when they interact with others in their lives.