Social Skills in Children
Childhood Social Skills Linked To Learning Abilities
Research presented at the 2007 meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development by a team of Michigan State University researchers indicate that a child’s social skills at age three could predict his or her future social and academic performance.
Important social skills in early childhood include emerging abilities to manage feelings and behaviors, recognize social cues from others and engage in positive interactions with peers.
Social and emotional competence is key to success in school and in life. Young children need to learn how to deal with their emotions, make positive choices, solve problems, resolve conflicts, resist impulsive behavior, form relationships, work cooperatively, and more. Our Learning to get along series is for ages 4 to 8 and meant to be read aloud, each book focuses on a specific social skill and includes a special section for adults. All are positive, practical, and realistic—just what you’d expect from a Free Spirit series.