Cooperation and teamwork is something very important that must be learned in early childhood to learn to relate in a healthy way with others. In this BodyCarre article we leave you some tips to instill these values in the little ones from the beginning.
Learning to cooperate and get along with other people is an essential skill that everyone should learn. The concept of “cooperation” must begin to be learned in the family environment, since the home is a place where everyone must do their bit.
Helping with housework, encouraging other family members and knowing first-hand the effectiveness of teamwork when undertaking a task are some of the things that children should learn from their parents and siblings.
Team games to void rivalries and teach children to cooperate
Competition can be healthy, but it is natural that sometimes it is excessive and envy and rivalries come into play. When this happens, it is a good idea to play a team board game as a family: this is because, when working together, we are reminded that it is much better to be on the same side than to be facing the other.
Through conversation and activities together, the little ones will learn to value cooperation and being a team with other family members. Of course, play age-appropriate games and show by example how good team cooperation is. For example, if the teams are of the two brothers and that of the father and the mother, the parents should show how the members of the same team should get along, being patient and encouraging and encouraging the other instead of other negative connotations, such as getting upset .
Montessori education and cooperation
The fact of having received an education according to the Montessori method (which we talked about in a previous article) is a good support, since it supports cooperation before competitiveness, and although there are competitive figures, others are still considered as “part of the team”.
The fact of getting involved with other children of the same or different ages and levels makes it easier for children to see the advantages of healthy cooperation, also helping them to learn to better lead different social relationships in different situations.
Other ways to teach cooperation as a family
Without a doubt, it should be parents and friends and family who should set the example, teaching sharing, maintaining friendly attitudes with each other, showing a desire to help with tasks and showing satisfaction in feeling part of a team, even if they are not the one. protagonist.
Sharing is the first step : when a little one learns to share their books, toys, etc. With other children, you can move on to the next step, which is to do something in company, such as building with blocks or playing with dolls. Participating in family activities is also important, such as helping with the little things around the house (even if it is simply carrying napkins when setting the table, or ordering toys when finishing a game) taking a family trip.
It is essential to encourage the child to take part in family cooperation, valuing his involvement and showing the little one satisfaction when he cooperates in any way, even with small details.
How have you taught the kids to collaborate? What has worked best for you? Share your experience!
Kathie Sand always saw the world of beauty as the terrain on which to build her professional career, a goal that was clear to her when she was only 15 years old. Her great concern to expand knowledge led her to settle in Paris where she studied hand in hand with the best beauty professionals and with the most advanced techniques for skin care.