|A community playground is your kid’s first stage. Make it count!|
With the emergence of social media today, shyness may just be eradicated. With the social media keeping everyone involved with peers they could relate to, people are introduced to a world where everyone could communicate and express themselves. People have become bold and expressive of themselves and over their opinions. With blogs and the internet, they could express themselves without fear of being judged or misinterpreted.
|More than a play space, playgrounds sharpen your children’s skills.|
- Understand and accept your child for who he is. Keeping track of his characteristics and interests builds the bond between the two of you and opens you to how he sees the things around. Knowing the root cause of issues enables you to become more aware of what solution to take.
- If your child suffers from a disability, it would be wise to bring him to accessible playgrounds for children with disabilities. This way, your child will be open to a familiar set-up where he belongs.
- Never speak for your child, let your child do the talking. Also, do not open every conversation with statements such as ‘she’s shy.’ These statements do not build the self-esteem of your child. Instead, it takes away the confidence that he could do things and the shyness they feel will be further intensified.
- Reinforce their social skills through constant opportunities for playtime with other children, such as playing in sandboxes in residential playgrounds or the slides where social interaction is likely to happen.
- Give constant compliments that express appreciation over the success or achievement of making a new friend in the playground or in school. This way, your child is motivated that socialization is a good thing which may be translated to his development as he grows.