We should remember that one of the objectives of the partners’ action plan for 0-5 year olds is to improve a child’s ability to relate to others in a positive way. Many actions have been put into place in the MRC to support the development of social skills.
The Brindami programme, which promotes social behaviour, is an example of an action that’s been well established in a number of organizations for many years. The next training session for the programme’s early childhood workers will take place on October 5 and November 23, 2015.
In addition, some actions aim to provide tools to parents so they can support their child’s social skills development. Take, for instance, the card games - developed by the Chagnon Foundation as part of its societal campaign to promote social skills - which were handed out in many communities in the Memphremagog MRC.
This year, new avenues are being explored to increase awareness, among stakeholders, of the importance of social skills.
To that effect, we’ll be developing a partnership with the Memphremagog Library. We’ll provide stakeholders with lists of books, from which they can choose, that deal with social skills and related topics. We’ll suggest books for parents, resource workers and children. In addition, we might organize parent/child storytelling activities that focus on a social skills theme (e.g. emotions).
Finally, convinced that every stakeholder in society plays an active role in a child’s development, the partners would like to increase awareness and support of social skills among the broader community.
Pascale Gendron Daigneault, ps.éd, Conseillère pédagogique en petite enfance
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