Children need to be taught what it means to be a team player. As their personalities continue to take shape in school and other activities help shape their social skills, it’s important that they learn how to properly interact with other children. In school projects and especially sports teams, it will be essential for your child to understand how to listen to others and let their voice be heard. These social skills will help them shape a fun childhood and have success later in life.
A strong team player is able to express patience. A group of kids that have different personalities, different learning speeds, and different senses of humor will require a child to understand the differences in people. Being patient with everyone will help the team achieve their goals in a much more peaceful and collaborative way.
A strong team player is confident in their abilities and what they can contribute to the cause. Whether it’s a sports team or class group, a child having confidence in who they are, the things they’re good at, and what they like to do will ultimately help the entire team. Encourage your child to speak up as it’s also easy sometimes for a child to get lost in the group. Confidence will also help a child explore new concepts and make more friends.
A strong team player is clear on the objective. They understand the play, the task, or the project at hand. They feel confident enough to ask questions and they know how their talents will help the group. Encourage your child to be sure that they understand the concepts being presented to them by asking questions or even helping to explain them to their teammates.
A strong team player cooperates with the team. Help your child understand that sometimes in a group, their suggestions may not always be heard or applied. A strong team player will understand that you won’t always get your way, but being able to shake it off and cooperate with the desires of the team will help them accomplish the task at hand.
Challenge 4 Kids Can Help Your Kids Achieve Success in and Out of the Classroom
Challenge 4 Kids is a dynamic program aiming to support the schools that provide the educational foundation every child needs today and shape young people into the leaders and movers-and-shakers of tomorrow. We utilize L.E.A.D. (Leadership, Effective Communications, Attitude, and Development of People Skills) principles to help your kids grow as individuals and fundraise for your school. To learn more about how we can help your school and your child achieve fundraising success, contact us online or give us a call at (443) 429-4356. To get more fun ideas for your family and fundraising, follow us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Google+, and Pinterest!
Posted in: Activities to Do With Your Child