The Importance of Children Engaging with Others Their Age

October 8th, 2014 watchmegrowdaycarecenter

When a child goes off to daycare, they do more than learn and play – they build friendships. Children who learn to make friends at a young age establish what comfort and support means. They learn what it means to have a friend and what it means to be a friend. It’s more than the little girl that they do puzzles with or the boy on the playground who plays hide n’ seek. Establishing friendships early on within their age group will set the foundation for understanding companionship as they age and develop.


A friend within the same age group for a toddler or a school-aged child plays a crucial role in their social development. Since social skills are not hereditary or built within their DNA, it is important to help your child interact with their friends at daycare.


Daycare programs like the ones at Watch Me Grow helps provide your child with these opportunities to establish these early friendships, which will hopefully turn into long-term, lasting relationships. These fundamental social situations will aid in teaching your child manners and virtues. A child will learn what it means to share a toy with a friend. They will learn how to say ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ when they want to play or need help with a lesson.


Friendships will help your child to understand other’s points of view. They will begin to understand what it means how to have feelings and how to express those feelings with others. They will develop communication skills, learn what it means to be selfless, and how to work out a conflict.


For more information on the programs we offer at Watch Me Grow, visit our website, stop by for a tour or contact us at your convenience.



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