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Summer Reading Programs
You are probably aware that your local library offers wonderful summer reading programs with great prizes and incentives. There are also other places you might not realize that offer summer reading programs. These include:
Arts and Crafts
The summer is a great time to learn some new skills. There are many literacy related crafts that your child can enjoy. One great craft that will get your child writing is making cards. There are many different types of cards you can make.
Social skills are important to helping children navigate the sometimes confusing world of friendships and school. Good social skills allow children to make friends, solve problems, make decisions, and negotiate with others. Some important social skills for young children include:
Conflict Resolution Scenarios
Conflict resolution is a skill that we can teach and improve upon. One of the best ways that you can help your child learn to resolve conflicts is by talking about solving problems from a young age. One way to do this with children is through the use of scenarios. Scenarios provide a safe, make-believe scenario for a child to practice his or her conflict resolution skills without having to deal with real conflict. Some examples of scenarios you could practice with your child include: