Social and Play Skills
Play is a naturally occurring phenomenon that promotes a child's engagement and learning, independent performance and social inclusion. Play is the foundation of learning to socialize with others. Typically play happens voluntarily, often spontaneously, and offers internal reinforcement and rewards. Research has shown that play may help develop cognitive, social, linguistic, and emotional development. Here you will find resources that outline the theory of play and supporting strategies for teaching your child some of those foundational skills for play both independently and with peers.
The resources below include tip sheets designed to address students' challenges in social skill development and social understanding. The goal is to support parents in promoting their child’s growth in this important area of development.
Play and Social Skills Social Narratives
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Did you know?
Did you know that the three smallest bones in the human body are in the ear and are called the stapes (stirrup), incus (anvil) and malleus (hammer)? The stapes is the smallest of the three bones, and is just 3.3 millimetres long in the average person. It is a tiny stirrup-shaped bone, and is known as the "stirrup." It is also the lightest bone in the body.
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