How to Help Children Develop Social Skills

Your bundle of joy will face numerous challenges and obstacles while trying to communicate and go about their tasks in the real world. Helping him/her develop necessary social skills and abilities to interact with the world around him/her is a must for ensuring happiness, mental peace and most importantly, a sense of belonging and identity. These cover a wide spectrum ranging from talking to people, effective communication, starting conversations, taking responsibility for behavior, listening, dealing with situations which are not comfortable, bonding, accepting, empathizing with others and giving compliments among other aspects.

To an extent, online hobby classes or other fun activities for kids may help greatly in building bonds, learning teamwork and peer to peer communication.
You can take your pick from multifarious Yellow Class fun activities online and a gamut of interesting hobbies to do online which will help your child develop social skills while learning new and interesting things at the same time.

Here are Some Additional pointers for parents in this regard.

    • Encourage Direct Eye Contact-

      While talking to people, encourage your kids to make direct eye contact for better communication and confidence alike. Toddlers may have to practice for some time till they master the art of direct eye contact. You can all play games as a family like a staring contest or ask children to tell you something by looking into your eyes directly.


      Enable your kids to mimic several emotions including disappointment, happiness, mischief, tiredness, anger, excitement, awkwardness and so on. Help them identify emotions by playing games or creating placards with various smileys. This will help them understand different emotions, demarcate between them and express better in turn.

    • Make your Children Communicate-

      Your children should be taught how to interact, express and respond towards stimuli from a social perspective. This can be both non-verbal and verbal. Teach suitable responses and greetings to your kids. They will initially require guidance on interacting with other people suitably and also for getting over shyness and expressing actual feelings without hesitation. Your children should know that they have all the freedom in the world to ask questions, talk and communicate their desires, requirements and ideas.

    • Build the Right Environment-

      Lonely kids may face problems with regard to interacting with the world around them. Give them good company and the right environment for interacting with various individuals. This is where hobby classes and other activities and online classes will help greatly in the current scenario. Children can pick up valuable social skills by interacting with teachers and peers so you should encourage them to take part in as many activities as possible.

  • Preparation for Advanced Social Skills-

    Children who can express themselves and communicate seamlessly will be equipped to face future grown-up challenges in complicated scenarios. Prepare your children for more advanced social instances where they pick up skills such as resolving conflicts, negotiating, assertiveness, public speaking and non-verbal communication.

    These are some tips that will greatly help you with regard to teaching your children valuable social skills.

June 9, 2021

28 Replies to “How to Help Children Develop Social Skills”

  1. aisasami says: June 17, 2021 at 7:22 pm

    Yes, yes yes. As a preschool teacher, these are the steps you have to take to have your kid developing the right social skills. Do these tips every day.

  2. Ivan Jose says: June 17, 2021 at 12:25 pm

    It’s really important to develop the social skills of kids. My firstborn has a global developmental delay with traits of autism so we really need to help him when it comes to socializing.

  3. Eric Gamble says: June 17, 2021 at 9:25 am

    With all the recent social distancing and quarantining, this is great since many kids have been separated from other kids. But I love these tips on how to help children develop better social skills. I really like the eye contact idea.

  4. Oscar says: June 17, 2021 at 6:35 am

    Very helpful! Especially for partners who yet to have their very own children. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Fransic verso says: June 17, 2021 at 5:28 am

    I’ve seen some parents who don’t allow their kids to communicate and speak and it does help them when going outside. Thank you for sharing!!

  6. Luna S says: June 17, 2021 at 2:48 am

    These are all fantastic tips! I’ve practiced many of these myself with my children.

  7. Candle says: June 16, 2021 at 7:20 pm

    Great read! I’m a formal kindergarten teacher and I agree with everything you’ve said. I definitely believe communication is the biggest skill. Children have been taught not to be in adult conversations, or be quiet. This only hurts children not to speak up for themselves because they think they aren’t valid.

  8. Katie C says: June 16, 2021 at 7:20 pm

    Great tips in this article – in particular, I think having a good environment is vital!

  9. Neil Alvin Nicerio says: June 16, 2021 at 6:16 pm

    I’m an educator and I agree to what you wrote here. Very informative article.

  10. Maria Magdalena says: June 16, 2021 at 9:04 am

    Social skills are important to be developed by kids. Cause it will affect their future success. Thanks for share this information.

  11. Renee says: June 16, 2021 at 7:11 am

    We expect kids to just learn social skills but often they need parents to help. Great tips!

  12. The Other Brain Inc. says: June 14, 2021 at 9:56 am

    Thankfully my son is on the right path as of now. He is expressing himself well and actually communicating more so now we need to find ways of controlling him on that part. 🙂

  13. Hansa Kajaria says: June 14, 2021 at 9:00 am

    My daughter was a complete introvert and would not talk or play with any kid until she was like 2.5 yrs old. So put in her a lot of classes and I so such a change in her as she opened up with other kids and now no one can say she was ever an introvert or a silent child. Her skills of being with people and talking have improved immensely.

  14. Dr Bushra says: June 14, 2021 at 12:39 am

    Developing social etiquettes in kids very much needed. These tips from your experience would help a lot

  15. Rahul Prabhakar says: June 13, 2021 at 10:09 pm

    Teaching social skills to kids goes a long way in building confidence and helping them cope up with difficult situations in life. I agree with everything you’ve mentioned in this post.

  16. Docdivatraveller says: June 13, 2021 at 9:37 pm

    You have elaborated some incredible and effective ways to develop social skills. My little one hasn’t met a single person outside her family because of this pandemic.

  17. Seema Bardeskar says: June 13, 2021 at 7:50 pm

    Art helps children in so many ways. Building social skills is very important but in current times being locked away at homes, kids are away from all of these skills.

  18. Monidipa Dutta says: June 13, 2021 at 6:30 pm

    Your tips, ways are really good. Good social skills ensures better peer relationships when children grow older. As students develop social skills in school, hence it become a part of their behavior, which helps them in interaction with people with different sectors.

  19. Raksha says: June 13, 2021 at 5:31 pm

    Such an important post and it is crucial for kids to teach the social skills. These skills will go a long way and the kids should be taught at an young age.

  20. Sindhu Vinod Narayan says: June 13, 2021 at 4:51 pm

    These art classes from yellow class seem very interesting and I’ve been seeing many instances of positive response for it

  21. Humaira says: June 13, 2021 at 3:56 pm

    Yellow Class looks perfect to include a simple thought that children must enjoy their childhood . The best way to boost kids’ creativity. Great thoughts.

  22. Milan Singhal says: June 12, 2021 at 5:32 pm

    Helpful pointers. I was looking for hobby classes for my daughter; Shall check Yellow Class for sure.

  23. Sandy N Vyjay says: June 12, 2021 at 12:14 pm

    Apart from academics children need to be equipped to deal with social transactions. Social skills need to be inculcated early on. These are some really good pointers in this connection. Sandy N Vyjay

  24. Jenifer says: June 12, 2021 at 9:46 am

    These suggestions will surely help children to become confident.
    And Free hobby class seems a good opportunity to grab.

  25. Rakhi Parsai says: June 11, 2021 at 7:23 pm

    Social skills are of utmost importance for the growing kids for them to become good individuals. Having all-around development with good skills really are helpful. Even I am looking at a yellow class for my daughter.

  26. Pamela Mukherjee says: June 11, 2021 at 3:33 pm

    These are some great tips that will aid parents to teach their children valuable social skills. Very informative article

  27. Bedabrata Chakraborty says: June 11, 2021 at 12:31 pm

    What a timely post in today’s digital world. It’s like going back to the drawing board.

  28. Hema says: June 11, 2021 at 8:20 am

    Developing social skill is must, it encourages the child to be super confident and also informed about the society. These are some helpful pointers for sure

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