Posted on Feb 23rd 2023
As toddlers, children rapidly develop social skills crucial for future interactions with others. Parents and caregivers can play an essential role in helping their toddlers develop socially by providing opportunities for socialization and monitoring and encouraging their progress. Below we will discuss the milestones parents should look for in their toddlers, tips for helping their development, and how our toddler classes at Romp n' Roll Willow Grove can help!
At one year old, toddlers learn to interact with others and develop communication skills. They may start to use simple gestures, such as waving and pointing, to communicate their needs and wants. Additionally, they may begin to mimic the behaviors and sounds of those around them, like facial expressions and vocalizations.
To help your young toddler develop socially, you can engage in activities that encourage positive interaction with others. For example, playing peek-a-boo or singing songs with gestures can help toddlers build communication skills while encouraging interaction with others. Plus, who doesn't love playing patty cake with a giggling toddler?
At Romp n' Roll Willow Grove, our classes for 1-year-olds focus on building social skills through interactive play with other children. Activities like bubble time, parachute play, and obstacle courses allow children to have fun and engage with their peers while developing their gross motor skills.
By two years old, toddlers are becoming more independent and developing their sense of self. Their personality is blossoming, and they may start to use simple phrases to communicate their needs and wants and begin to understand the feelings of others.
Try silly imaginative play and role-playing to help your toddler develop social skills. Toddlers learn best through play, so activities like playing with dolls or toy animals can help toddlers build empathy and understand the feelings of others.
Our classes for 2-year-olds at Romp n' Roll Willow Grove focus on building social skills through fun, imaginative play and group activities. Kids explore their creativity and interact and engage with their peers while participating in music and movement classes, art projects, and active physical games.
At this age, toddlers are developing more complex communication skills and becoming more aware of the social expectations of those around them. They may start to engage in more complex role-playing and understand the concept of sharing.
You can set up group activities and playdates to encourage your toddler's social development. Having a playdate with another child of relative age can help your toddler develop their social skills while providing an opportunity for imaginative play. Children learn so much from each other as they play and have fun.
The Romp n' Roll Willow Grove classes for 3-year-olds focus on building social skills through group activities and cooperative play. We have activities like story time, gym classes, and music and movement classes that allow children to interact with their peers while developing their physical and cognitive skills. The kids are so busy having fun that they don’t even notice they are developing new skills!
Socialization is a crucial aspect of a toddler's development. Parents and caregivers play an essential role in helping their children develop socially. By providing opportunities for interaction and monitoring their progress, you can help your toddler develop the social skills they need to interact with others positively. Our toddler classes at Romp n' Roll Willow Grove can also provide a fun and engaging environment for children to develop their social skills and interact with their peers. For more information on our available classes, check out our schedule and sign your child up today!