Social Study skills refer to a child’s ability to understand oneself in relation to the surrounding world. It includes the exploration of roles, responsibilities and cultural traditions.
Children live within many different communities: family, school, church, city, nation, and world. Within each community are different social rules and traditions. Understanding of social systems sets the stage for a child’s lifelong dispositions about people, cultures and how he belongs within these systems.
In Sunflower Bilingual Daycare our children learn early that Russian and American cultural beliefs and traditions might be slightly different. Children get early exposure that there are different people who do things differently not because they are weird or rude, but because they belong to different cultural groups. So our children learn to adjust to various cultural / social situation and learn to behave appropriately. In other words, they become successful navigating among different cultural groups, which is an important social skill.