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Child who is not socialising with others-advice needed

Discussion in 'Early Years' started by l.pitkethly, May 2, 2012.

  1. Hello,
    I have a child who joined my class just before Christmas and he is still not mixing with others. He plays on his own but often with the same things. We have tried lots of times to encourage him to play with others but he doesn't seem interested. I've had the parents in because he doesn't seem happy but they think he's just very shy. I'm newly qualified and am running out of ideas as this is new to me! Has anyone got any suggestions as to what I can do to encourage more communication with others and to make him more happy?
    Many thanks :)
     
  2. Hello,
    I have a child who joined my class just before Christmas and he is still not mixing with others. He plays on his own but often with the same things. We have tried lots of times to encourage him to play with others but he doesn't seem interested. I've had the parents in because he doesn't seem happy but they think he's just very shy. I'm newly qualified and am running out of ideas as this is new to me! Has anyone got any suggestions as to what I can do to encourage more communication with others and to make him more happy?
    Many thanks :)
     
  3. upsadaisy

    upsadaisy New commenter

    Assign him to play in a certain area (role play works well). Call him and a few others over to play some board games. Forget the whole CIP for a bit. Tell the parents to ask one of the kids to tea. Get him and one other child to do something really special for you so they can bond. I have a highly autistic boy and in Reception they were so hung up on the CIP aspect that he never integrated. This year he has a best friend. He knows the children's names. He joins in games. I did all the things I mentioned before.
     
  4. Thank you I will try those things. At the end of last week he was playing with a group of boys although he didn't talk to them. I was pleased to see this as it's difficult for the others to bond with him because he isn't talking to them yet.
     

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