A community can be found anywhere. At school or in your neighbourhood. They provide a sense of belonging and make you feel as though you are a part of something bigger. Getting involved in a community can help children in many ways. They can build friendships, confidence and gain a general sense of reward from helping others.
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If you’re not already involved in a community, there are many that you can find which will welcome you with open arms. Good places to start are activities groups and PTA’s where you can meet like-minded children and parents to connect with.
Below is information that an independent school in Buckinghamshire has shared on the importance of community involvement for children.
The benefits of children being involved in a community
Social skills can be learned by getting involved in a community
Communities are made up of lots of different people and your child may interact with a number of them while doing their bit. Having social interactions with others can teach them lessons on how to do it properly and not feel so nervous. As their confidence grows, you will see how they do in their development too.
A desire to help others
If you want your child to be more compassionate and caring towards others, why not encourage them to do some community service? They can get stuck in and put in physical work to make a difference. They will be able to see its effects quite clearly and understand what others get from being selfless which can even spur them to do more.
Doing good can help children to feel good as mentioned above. It can help them with their self-esteem as they get involved in projects that exercise their ability and that they can be proud of. This is a great benefit of children being involved in a community.
Getting involved in a community is a great way to make friends
As they interact with others, your child can make friends and form their social circle. They can meet children that are as equally as passionate about certain causes and possibly even make friends for life.
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