Effective interaction of children demands the individual children’s ability to have social and emotional skills. These are the key factors that enhance children’s development and their interaction while playing games. However, teachers and educators sometimes find it tricky handling children with severe problem behaviors. Teachers must strive to meet the need of these children by adopting various activities that would instill friend-making skills among these kids. Therefore, this paper proposes game participation among young children to make them learn how to make friends.
Game playing among young children between the ages of three to six years is one-way children learn to make friends. As their teacher and part of the play, I am responsible for examining and teaching my students the appropriate and calm way of joining a play. For instance, I expect the children to adopt soft tonnage like, ‘what are you playing? How do I join the game? Could you teach me the game rules so that we enjoy together?’ The statements are more appealing than statements like, ‘can I play with you?’ the latter could lead to a negative response. Appropriate language learning among children, as illustrated, plays a significant role during playing times.
Moreover, body language and posture also enhance coordination, cooperation, and uniformity among playing children (Fox & Lentini, 2006). As such, children’s cognitive development, among other developments, is dependent on their relationships with their peers and adults.
In conclusion, children’s development and interaction incorporate a variety of variables. The key factors that determine interactions are their emotions, language, and temperament; as such, teachers should develop practical techniques that help assess children’s emotions to pinpoint the required actions. Moreover, the individual must know how to regulate their emotions and preserve self-respect and those they spend time with to build an effective, long-lasting connection. Moreover, polite language alongside appropriate body language also cements relationships among children.
Fox, L., & Lentini, R. H. (2006). “You got it!” Teaching social and emotional skills. YC Young Children, 61(6), 1-7.