think that children may learn to communicate effectively by themselves.
Therefore parents do not put any extra attention to develop the communication
skills of their children. But you should remember that every parent responsible
for teaching effective communication practices to their children. Parents
should give their attention to develop the communication process which is
carried by their kids from the birth.
By identifying communication
gaps and weaknesses they have, parents need to guide their kids towards
effective communication practices because communication will play a major role
in children’s personality development and future achievements. Daily
conversations with children will lay a good foundation to their communication
skill improvements. But apart from that, you need to give your special
attention and effort to develop certain areas of the kid’s communication. Use
this communication skills worksheet for kids to improve their polite
conversational skills and make them perfect for future.
Teach your kids
to make perfect eye contacts during conversations. Direct eye contacts will
help to show the interest you have on a particular conversation and it also gives
respect. Therefore teach children to make direct eye contacts when talking with
someone and explain that looking away is not a good manner. Practice this skill
with your kid by making direct eye contacts with him during conversations.
Talk with your
child clearly and correctly. Do not make rushing speech with the kid and always
use good grammar and pronunciation. Your clear conversations will help your
child to learn how to talk clearly. Keep your attention on his speaks. Correct
errors without embarrassing him.
Do not interrupt
when your child talks. Practice turns during conversations. Train your child to
do the same. Teach them not to interrupt during conversations.
the communication skills of your child you should give more attention on developing
their listening skills as well. Listening plays a major role in effective
communication. Hence train your kid to be a good listener. Model yourself by
paying attention when your kid talks and by making appropriate response. Ask
questions and repeat key phrases back to show that you are listening to him.
Show your interest on what child say.
conversations politely. It is a good practice when entering to a conversation.
If you can demonstrate this manner always in front of your children, they will
follow you. Also you should teach your children how to behave politely if
someone newly joint to an active group conversation. Teach them to smile at the new comer and to
greet him and make introduction.
you should teach to your kids is the way of walking away from an active
conversation. Teach them to leave conversations by saying pleasant words such
as “I have some urgent works to do and so I should go now. Anyways it is really
nice talking to you.”
volume is another important communication skill you should teach to your child.
Teach them about the different voice patterns and volume levels that need to be
used during different situations.
nonverbal communication and body languages are important. Explain them about
the bad manners such as yawning at a speaker, rude facial expressions, hair
twisting etc. Train them on perfect body languages.
child to develop his interpersonal skills
have proper understanding about building relationships and making friends. It
is true that many children have natural talent in making friendships and most
of the times it comes as life skill. But as the parent, you are responsible to
develop and polish good interpersonal communication skills of your child to
make him strong during friendships.
Here are some training
materials you can use to develop interpersonal skills of your kid.
your child to practice role-plays with you. It will help to remove his shy or
Modeling: As explained
above, modeling is one of the great ways to teach interpersonal skills.
Therefore show good interpersonal skills of yours during communication
processes. Your child will follow you.
Play dates: As
an adult, invite to other kids to join with your kid during social activities.
Do not assume that your kid can do this always. Therefore help him by setting
up the initial step of making friendships.
Teach to treat a
friend: Teach your kid about the good behaviors and attitudes that others
appreciate. Train him to behave well with other before go to a social event.
Likewise, giving real time communication
activities to kids, they will receive good opportunities to learn and practice
social skills, effective communication methods as well as good interpersonal
skills. Parents and teachers have a bigger responsibility to setup good
communication exercises and activities for kids. Hence use above tips and
instructions to create a proper communication skills worksheets for kids and
setup learning goals and expectations for your children to become effective and
Category: Communication Skills
Last edited on 11.11.2011