Dressing Up Can Help Kids Build Social Skills

Do you ever feel like your child needs to branch out and learn to play with other children besides her parents?

We love spending time with our children, but as they grow from babies to toddlers, we need to help them build social relationships with other kids to prepare them for issues that they will face later in school and eventually in the world.

Some ways we can foster social activity with our children is to be proactive. Start a play group in your neighborhood. Invite other parents and children your kids age to your house and encourage your child to thing of activities they can do with each other.

A fun thing to do at play groups is to be creative and foster fun dress up play. A princess dress, princess costume, boys costume can be great for breaking the ice with other kids. Shy kids are instantly transformed to outgoing with this kind of imaginative dress up play. Bossy kids often let others take the lead in this type of situation. A great brand of dress up costumes is Little Adventures costumes because they are made from high quality fabrics and are machine washable. Snow White costumes, and Cinderella dresses are the most popular princess costumes for girls. Boys like something easy to get on and off like a pirate cape and pirate hat, superhero cape, batman cape, or spiderman cape are a popular boys costume.

Another way you can foster friendly relationships with other children is to make a play date with a friend from school. Invite them to your house or suggest a public place to meet. This helps build important social skills and helps them cope better at school when they have a friend to confide in.

Pretend with your children! Get an adult princess costume! How fun would it be to dress up with your child and pretend along with them? Try an adult Cinderella costume and see how it transforms you are well as your child! You can even use it as a Halloween princess costume later.

Most important, make sure your child feels loved and secure that you will always be there for him or her. Take time to foster creative behavior in your children and see what a positive difference it will make not only to them but to you as well.