Social Stages of Development of Preschoolers and How Martial Arts Can Help
We can all agree that social cues are extremely important. It is also important to understand what to expect from children when it comes to their social stage of development. Each age group is quite unique but there are some expectations that are common amongst the Early SKILLZ age group.
Typical issues with behavior amongst the 3-4yr old age group often include challenges with physical contact with peers, a lack of focus when others are being distracting, as well as, whining or constant complaining when they don’t win or aren’t chosen to “go” first.
Our Early SKILLZ Martial Arts Instructors recognize that this is typical behavior for 3-4yr olds! Instead of forcing them into an environment where they are commanded to conform, our instructors realize that for best results we must nurture these behaviors for lasting growth.
Throughout the course of the Early SKILLZ program here at SKILLZ Martial Arts, our instructors will help guide them to make better choices when it comes to “contact” when they get frustrated or overly excited. Through the use of game-based learning, we will also be able to set them up for success by providing them with opportunities to choose to have the best discipline possible, even when they are excited. This will result in a more concrete understanding of how to focus better, during future distracting situations.
Our martial arts drills also reinforce important social skills like sharing with their peers! Our instructors also understand how to coach the preschool age group in a manner in which the student learns that it is “ok” and sometimes “cool” to not go first every time.
At SKILLZ Martial Arts we use the knowledge provided by SKILLZ to understand these Social stages of development so that we may better serve you and help your ninja become the best version of themselves!
More than just “Karate Classes,” Skillz is a complete childhood development program. To find out more, give us a call!