Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6Developing Communication Skills In order to have good social skills one must be able to communicate well with others. Communication involves both speaking and listening—two very important skills that you can help develop. Speaking Skills  Ask your kindergartener to tell you about what he/she did that day. Ask specific questions and listen attentively. “Who did you play with at recess?” “What did you have for a snack?”  Visit new places and talk about what you see and do. Make every outing an opportunity to talk—and to learn new vocabulary. Listening Skills  When you’re reading stories to your child, ask questions to help sharpen his/her listening skills. “What do you think will happen next?”  Give your child two- or three-step directions to follow, and ask him/her to repeat them back to you. “Wash your face, brush your teeth, and choose a book for us to read.”  Play games that require following directions, such as “Simon Says.”