At an early age, the child has enough communication with adults, but when he is growing up, it is necessary to communicate with other children. Communication can begin quite early, but, as a rule, it is short-term and does not always work out successfully.
At what age does communication with peers begin?
In the first year of a child’s life, all of his surroundings are parents, grandparents, if there are brothers and sisters. A child is enough of this. They play with him, they surround him with attention and care.
But at about 2.5-3 years old the child reaches out to other children. And the older he gets, the greater the need to communicate with his peers.
Although it should be said that all children are different, however, as adults. If my older daughter plays with other children with pleasure, talks to them, then the younger one prefers loneliness. She can take care of herself. Maybe it’s just another age, she is not even two years old.
How do babies communicate?
All communication of children with each other comes down to the game. They are in close contact. The main difference between communication with peers and communication with adults is increased emotionality. A child, playing with other children, laughs more often, speaks louder, runs more.
Also, children’s communication is distinguished by the fact that they do not have strict rules and norms of behavior. They jump, rush, looking for new activities.
When we come to the cottage, our children are not visible. There is always their cousin, with whom my girls constantly communicate. They entertain themselves, invent games. Of course, it is worth looking after them, but communicating with each other, they become more relaxed.
What do peer games give?
Communication with peers is more multifaceted. In dealing with adults, the child is more clamped, it depends on the opinions of the parents. And in games with other children, all hidden character traits appear. The child asserts itself and expresses his individuality, he takes the initiative more.
By the way, it is in games with peers that a child receives new skills and knowledge. Seeing what other children are doing, he repeats after them.
The nephew went to the kindergarten when he was 1.7, he practically did not go to the pot and did not hold the spoon well. But a week later he ate his own food and began to ask for a pot.
Children who love to play will always find contact with their peers. It is important that there is always an opportunity for such communication; for this, many psychologists advise to take children to where his peers are.
What do adults do?
Should adults interfere with children’s games? It seems to me that it is the parents or educators who are doing everything to make the children feel comfortable with each other. If a quarrel is brewing, then intervention is necessary.
But if the children calmly play in the sandbox, share toys, then you can just watch what is happening.
At the same time, adults teach children to play together, it is especially important to play role-playing games. We need to help children come up with a story so that they are interested. For example, we ride dolls in strollers, play the store.
It is clear that for the full development of the child, he just needs to communicate with peers. It is in these games that children express their individuality, I get to know myself and the world around me better.
Of course, it is good if the child goes to the kindergarten. But if it so happens that he has to sit at home, then you need to walk more often in the yard or go to different sections. Then the life of the child will be more intense and emotional.