Social skills training

Social skills training supports children to think before they act, understand other people’s perspectives and communicate effectively. Activities can include: Role playing. For example, children might take on different roles in a potential conflict and practise strategies for resolving the conflict peacefully. Video demonstrations of positive behaviours. For example, children might be shown examples of other children playing together and finding ways to resolve conflict. Specific activities to reinforce effective delayed gratification. Relaxation and deep breathing techniques which children could use to calm down if they become angry. Teacher observations of children playing to monitor their development of these skills