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How do you encourage children to play with other kids in school

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Roseboss · 18/10/2020 23:27

My daughter has started reception this September. Before that she used to go to playgroups and 8 months nursery, she is so happy at school and always report her feelings to her friends and also whenever we go to park or go to our friends houses she is playing with children and also socialising with everyone, but at school her teachers told me that she is playing alongside children but do not talk or play with them which is so strange to me as she is so chatty very caring and even my health visitors told me that she is sociable do you have any advice that how can I encourage her to play or communicate with her friends the teachers are helping her at school , she is an only child and English is her second language although her speech comes along and talk but is there any recommendations to sort this out

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Stompythedinosaur · 18/10/2020 23:35

One of my dc used to want to play with others but struggle to initiate play. We roleplayed some things she could say e.g. Can I join in with you? and i also tried to meet up with a few kids outside school 1:1 (obviously that might not be possible currently).

Could you ask the teacher to support her to make friends to play with? Dd2 had a fabulous teacher who solved her friendship difficulties in about 2 weeks by pairing her up with some likely other kids for activities.

Roseboss · 19/10/2020 11:55

Yes I asked the teacher to help her at school it seems that they are trying to engage her in different activities to speak and communicate with her friends. X

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