Teaching Basic Social Skills



This lesson discusses how normal childhood social development relates to the ability of children to learn specific social skills. In addition, the presence and absence of social skills is detailed in terms of their effect on peer relationships and school readiness. Finally, methods and strategies to aid in the development of healthy social skills are outlined.


IDENTIFY social and emotional developmental factors associated with learning social skills.

IDENTIFY the effects of social skills on peer relationships and school readiness.

RECALL methods and strategies for developing positive social skills in children.