As adults who have been navigating the social world for years and years, we tend to take for granted all of the manners that we naturally participate in every day. But for a child who is just beginning to engage in community interactions, mastering these social skills and using them independently is a huge feat! Make sure to recognize and praise children when you notice these not-so-small moments. Your encouragement will increase a child’s likelihood of repeating these acts of kindness and can have a positive effect on others in a child’s environment. Have you noticed a child use any of these social skills lately?