Social Skills - The emotional development of a toddler
The ability to deal with their own feelings and those of others, to understand, help and comfort others - these are all important milestones in a child's emotional development. Sharing positive early experiences of compassion, understanding, trust and reliability with the child's closest caregivers are important factors in helping children to develop socially and emotionally healthy, strong personalities.
How children learn emotions
Social skills are part of human nature
Fostering social skills in play
Fostering social skills with dolls
Role-play with dolls and puppets is a valuable experience for children. By reenacting their own everyday lives, imitating the actions of adults and putting their feelings into a play context, they are developing their emotional and social skills. In the article "Dolls as Friends for Every Child", you can find out more about how everyday life can be explored through play with HABA dolls.