In early childhood, becoming socially competent and learning to make friends is so important to every child’s self esteem and their feelings of well being and belonging.
Here at kindergarten, we run a free play based programme where children can have every opportunity to experience positive interactions with both their peers and adults. Over time children develop verbal and non verbal communication skills that enable them to make and sustain friendships. Learning to share, take turns, feel empathy, set boundaries, understand emotion, follow rules and problem solve are all crucial skills children develop during their pre-school years.
Every day here at Central Kids Mercury Bay in Whitianga, our children enjoy an environment rich in free play, the opportunity to develop their social skills and over time, to make those all important friendships.