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Use Books To Teach Social Skills

  While books are obviously useful for many other subjects, using books to help your students learn social skills can be very helpful as well.    Here at O2B Kids, books are a big part of our preschool classrooms. In fact, if you visit one of our Florida early childhood learning centers, you may feel as if you are surrounded by books — which is the point! We believe that books hold the power to unlock imaginations and teach preschool children an immense amount about the world around them. This is not to mention how all of the other ways kids learn. Below, we’ll take a look at how you can use books to teach your students social skills. Contact us to learn more today!   TIPS TO USE BOOKS TO TEACH PRESCHOOLERS SOCIAL SKILLS   Choose Great Books   This may go without saying, but it’s a tip we needed to include. Choosing the right books to teach your preschoolers social skills is important. Start with books that you can read as a classroom and then encourage your students to read these books again either with one of their friends or in small groups to help them learn from one another and the book itself. Answer their questions and maybe even include an extra activity, such as making a cut out or even just printing out a complementary coloring sheet, to reinforce learning.   Ask Questions   Since children learn differently, it’s a good idea to reinforce the lesson that the book is trying to teach children. One great way to do this is to ask questions when you have finished reading the book. Questions such as: “What was your biggest lesson from this book?,” “How do you think this character feels?”, and “Was the character’s reaction to the situation the best?” are great questions to spark more conversation and increase the learning and impact on your preschool students.   Pack Your Library   Children are extremely resourceful, and at this age, they are like sponges, soaking up information wherever they go. When you pack your classroom’s library with great books, classic books, and books that teach lessons, such as social skills, children are able to pick up a book and learn on their own — even students who can’t quite read yet can follow the story through pictures.   O2B KIDS OFFERS IMMENSE VARIETY FOR PRESCHOOL CHILDREN   After 23 years of fine-tuning, O2B Kids has developed our Funnydaffer preschool curriculum. Here, we’ve combined everything that we know into a lesson plan that puts preschoolers first. Our child-centered and teacher-directed learning model has Florida parents jumping for joy and students loving every moment. With outdoor enrichment, on-site field trips, and specialty classes, such as gymnastics, art, science, technology, sports, and more, to complement our top-rated preschool curriculum, students are able to grow and thrive in a supportive environment.   We hope you’ve enjoyed our tips on how to use books to help teach social skills. If you would like to learn more, please get in touch with one of our Florida and Georgia preschools today!  

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