Social Skill Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Early childhood development is one of the most crucial times for preschoolers and toddlers to learn and practice social skills. At Small World Learning Center in Littleton, our preschool and toddler daycare programs emphasize activities that teach them about sharing, taking turns, understanding emotions, and communication. Keep reading as we take a more in-depth look at the social skill activities we provide for your children. 

Two toddlers interacting

Politely Sharing

Without fail, infants, preschoolers, and toddlers seem to always want what someone else has. However, the polite approach to asking and sharing is a learned skill that requires development. Our infant daycare program focuses on these social skills, promoting sharing and the use of mannerly words like “please” and “thank you.”

Preschool kids smiling at camera

Emotional Cognizance

Imitation is the highest form of flattery, which is perhaps why children so often mimic their caregivers. At Small World Learning Center, we use this notion to help the children in our daycare programs recognize the emotions they feel and learn to appropriately express them. This not only teaches them how to acknowledge emotions in themselves but also in others, which helps them exhibit empathy.

Diverse children playing with wooden toy


For children in preschool and pre-k daycare programs, we emphasize the importance of teamwork. Working together helps to develop patience as well as learning from peers. Developing traits of teamwork is a life skill that is crucial during early educational development. 

Small children laughing at lesson

Active Listening

As your child grows into a young toddler, they not only hear more of what is said and taught around them, but they develop their ability to process this information. Small World Learning Center daycare programs help enhance these skills through activities that challenge children to understand and process information through active listening activities. 

Your child’s social and emotional development is equally as important as their numerical and literacy skills. Small World Learning Center in Littleton leaves no stone unturned when it comes to early childhood education. We provide daycare programs ranging from infant care to toddler care, and we provide activities that help your child grow no matter their age or stage of development. Contact us today to learn more!

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