In kindergarten children become very interested in friendship. The kids are interested in having friends and being friends but often don’t have to social skills to build and maintain those relationships. In our class we are learning those skills.
Today we listened to the story Enemy Pie, and noticed friendly things and not so friendly things. We decided if an action was nice and something we would like to happen to us. Those are the things we should do with our friends.
We also acted out getting a friends attention (touching their shoulder gently and saying their name), and looking at each other’s eyes when we talk. We acted out inviting someone to play and asking to join the play of others. It was a very productive lesson. I will be helping the kids put these new skills into practice when they are working and playing.