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How to refresh your child's social skills now they are back at school

With schools back, the rhythm of life seems to be returning to normal on one level. So, it's a good time to look at refreshing one of the basic skill sets children need to have an effective and enjoyable time at school. After the best part of a year learning and playing in isolation, many of the social skills children pick up naturally through being a part of a group, may be a little rusty. We asked Hannah Pearson, an experienced early years teacher and founder of The Parent & Poppet Club, for her tips.

"We are all relieved that children are finally back at school. However, many parents are concerned about the impact that school closures may have had on their children’s social skills. Please see my top tips to support your children to develop their social skills:

1. Practise turn taking