The Importance of Socialisation for Kids
Social development is tied to many other parts of your baby’s overall development,
which is why it’s important to start socialisation with other children at a very young age.
Social interaction helps young children to start to develop their sense of self, and to start
to learn what others expect from them. Sending your child to a preschool can give them
the social interaction that they need with children their age. It also helps them to reach
other developmental milestones.
By playing with other children, they learn skills that stick with them their whole life. Young
children are egocentric by nature. Putting them in preschool helps your child naturally come
out of that phase. Sharing, setting boundaries, and problem solving all come from socialising
and interacting. Children learn to have empathy for other people; recognise when their
friends are sad or mad or even happy! Kids eventually will start to use these skills at home
with their parents, siblings, or even pets.
Your child’s preschool will also help them to learn discipline and consequences for their
behaviour. As they develop and pick-up social cues, they learn what behaviours or reactions
are appropriate and which ones are not. Going to preschool gives them the consistency
needed for their social development. As your little ones grow, so will their maturity.
So many decisions go into choosing the right preschool and the right timing. But laying the
foundation for socialisation and problem solving is absolutely crucial at a young age.
Socialisation for children is another factor that benefits their development and a preschool
setting can support that!
Little 5 Sandton Nursery School is committed to helping infants, toddlers, and pre-schoolers
develop their social skills through appropriate forms of play.