Summer is almost over and school will be starting again before you know it.
We here at The Fun-E Farm want your kids to have the BEST possible school year just as much as you do, we’re covering how to help your child make new friends! Children have to make friends with a whole new class of people, why not make that transition as seamless as possible? After all, social-emotional skills are some of the most important skills for children to develop. Having even one good friend can make a world of difference to a kid.
Ask your kids what kind of traits they want in a friend. Friendliness, sharing, honesty, whatever they may think of! Your child needs to know what makes a good friend before they can find one.
You don’t want a friend that doesn’t know how to have a conversation with you, right? Your child probably doesn’t either! Being able to share with friends is vital to a friendship. Let your kids know that conversations are like building blocks! They build upon one another. If not, the conversation will break down like the building blocks.
Much like for adults, making friends with someone is simpler in personal situations. One-on-one experiences help children build friendships that they can continue to evolve at school. Think about how you became friends with the people you had to work with, your relationship grew when you did things together after that 5:00 whistle blew. A birthday party for your child is a great way to socialize with their classmates after school!
If you want a great after-school playground to take your little one and their new BFF, come out to The Fun-E Farm! We’re conveniently located at Hudson Valley Mall 1300 Ulster Avenue Kingston, NY 12401. Give us a call at (845) 514-2431 if you have any additional questions that we can help answer!