Help Children Have Successful Play Dates…At Any Age
Teaching & Practicing Social Skills
Rick Lavoie talks about the importance of teaching a child the necessary social skills to build solid friendships. In this excerpt from the PBS program “It’s So Much Work to Be Your Friend,” parents learn how to plan a successful playdate.
Only Invite One Child
Establish House Rules
Invite someone even if a different age
You’re having a guest, prepare for that guest
Remember, your child is the host
Have a structured activity planned
Include a snack
Make sure the last 15 minutes are fun![Source: Reading Rockets]
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