“Toddlers and preschoolers need as much social exposure as they can get,” Dr. King says. Pediatricians recommend parents encouraging 1- to 3-year-olds to interact with peers, and parents should schedule social activities for children ages 3 to 6. “Both children and parents benefit from socialization at this point,” Dr.
Social interaction from an early age is a key factor in learning to speak effectively for clear communication. Through communication with others at places like child care, kids also gain a sense of self and learn to identify as individuals, which is a normal part of the developmental process for toddlers.
Why is interaction important for a child?
When interacting with a parent, children learn social skills, such as sharing, cooperating, and respecting things of others. In addition, young children also learn to communicate and develop motor skills.
How should a 2-year-old play?
At this age, your child should be able to:
- Stand on tiptoes.
- Kick a ball.
- Start to run.
- Climb on and down from furniture without help.
- Walk up and down stairs while holding on.
- Throw a ball overhand.
- Carry a large toy or several toys while walking.
Children learn with their peers, sharing their feelings and thoughts about learning with others. They begin to understand that listening to the responses of others can help them understand and make new meaning of experiences.
Benefits of Socialization:
Better mental health – it can lighten your mood and make you feel happier. Lower your risk of dementia – social interaction is good for your brain health. Promotes a sense of safety, belonging and security. Allows you to confide in others and let them confide in you.
What is the importance of interaction with the child for language acquisition?
Since children learn language during conversations in everyday situations and activities, it makes sense that the better the child’s ability to participate in interactions with caring adults, the more opportunities he has to communicate and learn language.