The SuperSpeech & Language Connection
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Ages and Stages of Social Development
- Social awareness is very limited.
- Play tends to be solitary, although toddlers will closely observe and copy adults and other children.
- Direct interaction is minimal, apart from squabbles over toys!
- Parallel play develops: children play alongside one another, with some interaction.
- Beginning to learn to share and take turns.
- Beginning to learn to manage physical aggression.
- Co-operative play develops. Children start to play group games. Games become more complex and organized.
- 'Special' friendships begin to form.
- Learning how to play fairly and abide by rules.
- Can approach others and ask to join in with groups.
- Begins to learn to be assertive and to ask others to stop if they are being annoying.
- Learning to be a 'good winner' and a 'good loser'.
- Can empathize with others in distress and offer appropriate support.
- Learning to give and receive compliments from others.
- Conversation skills developing: how to listen to others and take turns talking etc.
- Can ask an adult for support when needed.
- Negotiation skills: including others in decision-making, learning to decide together and make suggestions rather than boss others around.
- Able to say 'no' to peers when appropriate.
- Learning to speak confidently in front of a group.
- Learning to respect the opinions of others.