Why do our children love to play? They need to play in order to learn the crucial skills needed to develop social-emotional skills. Play is how children, during the early elementary level, learn how to successfully communicate with others.
Many of the games that children play may seem a little random to adults, but those cute games are teaching our children how to listen to others, about feelings and reactions, and how to fit into the world around them. Sometimes when the skills that are assumed to come naturally don't, social difficulties begin to surface. We teach these skills using a cognitive approach, rather than just behavioral, called Social ThinkingⓇ.
Our lessons incorporate play, music, games and crafts, as this is an authentic way to learn and apply new skills.