Building social skills in children 0-6 years

Thursday 10 March

Building social skills in children 0-6 years

Families Together invites mothers, fathers, carers and grandparents to a seminar with children up to the age of 6 presented by Vivian Kan, Speech Pathologist, Fairstart Early Intervention.

Social skills are one of the most important skill sets to develop throughout the early childhood years.

These skills influence positive social, communication and developmental outcomes in the early childhood years. Furthermore, they lay the foundation for future communication skills, independence, academic success, interpersonal relationships, emotional awareness and resilience.

Did you know?

Social skills cover a lot more than just the way we speak to others. The skill set for toddlers and preschoolers includes:

  • Eye contact
  • Greeting others
  • Facial expressions
  • Body language and gestures
  • Initiating or continuing a play interaction
  • Voice
  • Waiting taking turns and sharing
  • Identifying feelings in themselves and others
  • Negotiation with peers to meet each other’s needs and wants

This workshop will cover:

  • The social skills that children should develop in their early childhood years
  • How are these skills important
  • How socials skills can be taught or supported by parents
  • Ideas for activities at home
  • What to do if you have concerns

Bookings are essential. Phone 0407 708 626 to book your place.

Families Together is for families living in the local government areas of Fairfield, Liverpool and Bankstown.

Children’s services workers, teachers, family support workers and other professionals will not be given a place.

Families Together is funded by the Department of Education and sponsored by Fairfield City Council.

Child minding is not available for this seminar. Children are not permitted to attend.

  • Date: 10th March 2016
  • Location: Waratah Room, Cabra-Vale Diggers Club, 1 Bartley St, Canley Vale
  • Time: 18:30 - 20:30
  • Cost: FREE
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