Join Us for Social Saturdays!
Leap Ahead Office
November 4th & 18th
December 2nd & 16th
$90.00 (two-hour session)
SOCIAL SATURDAY INCLUDES:
(Children alternate between events every 20-30 minutes)
Sensory & Music Movement
Arts & Crafts - Themed Art Project
Lego Play Therapy
Board Games and Interactive Games
(Socialization will be incorporated throughout the morning)
Our groups are designed for children between ages 7-10. Our groups are divided based on the child's age and cognitive levels.
We welcome observations by parents and outside providers. However, we require a weeks notice for the specific day you would like to observe. We must receive consent from all families that enrolled for that day.
Your child must be able to attend to a group lesson for at least 15 minutes
Must not display disruptive behaviors (hitting, bitting, scratching, yelling). Please understand we will not be able to address disruptive behaviors during group instructions.
Peer Role Models:
We will do our best to have peer role models present during our groups.
The Importance of Social Groups
As children get older, they become part of a larger social world. Many parents are concerned about the lack of their child’s relationships. These relationships can vary with children, teachers, and other adults. Indicated below are signs that a child may need some social coaching.
Some examples are:
lacks at least one or two close friends
poor eye contact
poor joint attention
has trouble losing or winning with good sportsmanship
doesn’t show empathy when others are hurt
difficulty with problem solving
acts bossy or insists on his or her own way
can’t seem to start or even maintain conversation
uses a louder voice than other children
unintentionally annoys other children
How can parents help their children develop better social relationships?
Enrolling your child in a social skills group can be beneficial in teaching critical life-long socialization skills. Social groups focus on gaining joint attention, sharing, reciprocal play, non-verbal cues/communication, problem solving, developing an interest in others, increasing eye contact, emotions, sportsmanship, and conversation.