If you’re waiting in a room with magazines, play Tales of a Best Friend. See which pictures will catch your child’s attention – with a picture of a person or an animal. Let him imagine who each of them would choose as his best friend. With whom does the dog want to be friends – with a cat, mouse, elk or with a boy? Make up a story about best friends. Ask the child what they are doing, what games they play, what they eat and whether they fight.
If your child does not always behave well, for example, takes away toys from other children, you can carefully and delicately tell him about his best friend who takes away toys. Let your kid teach a friend to share toys in this story, while trying to have the conversation lead him. You will learn a lot about what is happening in your child’s soul. Do not keep him from choosing, at first glance, not suitable pairs. If the elephant decides that the mouse will be his best friend, you will have a great opportunity to discuss how opposites can enrich friendship, rather than destroy it. The more differences, the better! Continue reading