6 Ways To Boost Your Toddler’s Social Development In Eid Al-Fitr

6 Ways To Boost Your Toddler’s Social Development In Eid Al-Fitr
Here comes Eid Al-Fitr carrying blessings and happiness to all of us. In this beautiful occasion, some children don’t develop social skills like the others. Parents need to take advantage of the holiday family gatherings to teach their little ones how to socialize and become social butterflies. 
Depending on the phase your child is going through her behavior varies. For instance, at very young age, babies are happy to play alone. If another child or a baby joins the scene he might get hit on the head or pushed. 
At later stages, he can play with other children, and here comes your rule to teach him the idea of sharing and taking turns
Here are some ideas to make the best use of the Eid holiday to teach your toddler to socialize.


Let Her Drop By Her Friend’s House
Allow your child to pay a short visit to the neighbor’s house. You should make arrangements to pick him up at a specific time. And be somewhere close so that you can pick him up once he’s bored.

Eat Meals Together 
Eid Al-Fitr is full of delicious meals that come on dining tables. Make it a chance for the family including your little one to talk and review daily events. Make sure your kid join the dining table whether you’re at home or visiting your relatives. Initiate conversations by asking questions like “how your day was?” “what will you do in so and so?”

Engage You Child In Activities That Includes Group Playing
As relatives and friends get together on the holiday, there is a high probability that your toddler will meet children at her age. This is a good chance to involve your little one in activities that include playing in groups. Teach your toddler to share and to play in turns.
Be Social
Kids mirror their parents. If you find there is a behavior that you don’t like about your child, observe yourself, what you do, how you spend your time, and how you communicate with others. To develop a social child, be the person you’d like him to look after.
Find The Uniqueness
Help your child know her identity. If there is something special about her make her know about it. Praise your toddler in front of others to boost her confidence, but avoid overdoing it. 
Read A Bedtime Story
No matter what the occasion is, don’t skip the bedtime story. At the end of the day, take your little one to her bedroom, read her favorite story. Those few minutes you spend with your child before she sleeps really matter to her to enhance the social development and build a bond between you both. 

Above all, don’t forget to be happy and have fun on the holiday

Have a nice holiday...

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