8 Tips for a Successful Playdate

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8 Tips for a Successful Playdate


Playdates for kids who struggle socially, when done thoughtfully, offer an opportunity for kids to practice social skills and have a positive interaction with another child. We can set our kids up for success on playdates while they continue to hone their skills. Here are 8 ideas to help you set the stage for a successful playdate.

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This book explains how playdates help kids learn social skills, and includes simple tips for setting up successful playdates and a playful home. Plus, I talk about how those imperfect moments are the perfect learning opportunity!

There are over 50 play ideas, designed for two children, and conveniently indexed by social skill, mess level, indoor vs. outdoor, and age range. Check it out!

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