It looks like millions of American kids will not be returning to the classroom this fall due to COVID-19. Parents can use the following tips to help their offspring develop socially and emotionally while at home:
- Schedule online and in person play dates to encourage interaction with peers
- Ask open-ended questions to allow for meaningful conversations
- Connect them with virtual study buddies
- Host family game nights to foster good sportsmanship
Give children as many opportunities as possible to practice social skills. Visit the Center on the Developing Child for more advice.