Preschool children progress from parallel play to cooperative play and group play gradually.

Good social skills help in playing with peers, interacting appropriately with others, adults and teachers. Parents can support this at home by having a loving responsive environment at home as emotional security at home helps children to negotiate situations outside home with more confidence.

Set up good routines and structure at home

Have simple home rules and follow them

Do not have harsh punishments

Teach child to wait, to take turns. Practice it in parks and other places.

Provide social exposure by taking the child out to visit relatives, friends, children’s groups etc.

Preschool age is a good time to establish good habits and routines

Support your preschool child’s development: Part 4

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