The pandemic struck unexpectedly, and we were caught off guard. It brought a lot of confusion with it, and it was very disruptive to everyday life. Everything being equal, how it impacted the world—human life and the economy—the most perplexing effect has been on children and disturbance in their development.
The question to ponder is this:
Has the epidemic harmed children’s social skills?
Have the pandemic’s silent victims been communication skills?
Definitely! Due to pandemic limits, children were unable to fully utilize their interpersonal abilities. It is now critical to brush up on communication and social skills that have been harmed by the pandemic. The ability to communicate easily is a requirement for social development. The art of conversation for children must be polished and strengthened with strong parental encouragement because it is the foundation for their future interpersonal abilities!
It’s critical to encourage children to communicate in the same way they would if the pandemic hadn’t happened. Allowing them to engage with people will encourage them to return to practice (of course, while adhering to social distancing norms). Allow children to practice speaking with friends, family, and peers to learn nonverbal cues such as body language, eye contact, facial expressions, language structuring, tone, and assessing emotions. Children require opportunities to explore all of these things on their own. Allow children to engage in social and peer interactions so that they can freely express themselves. Practice and observation are required for effective communication.
Today’s world is virtual. Due to the pandemic’s limits, online communication tools have evolved at a rapid speed. And they’re not going anywhere! Kids must also become accustomed to this mixed form of communication. It might be a terrific way for kids to improve their communication skills right at home. Make the most of your time with them by including them in highly interactive activities such as multiplayer games, live workshops, online quizzes, discussions, and so on. This exposure can help them improve their digital communication skills, which are crucial in the twenty-first century.
Children can be reintroduced to pre-pandemic communication roles using e-learning mediums with built-in interaction and student participation. An educational method that emphasizes learning through communication, engagement, and peer discussions aids in the development of young minds’ confidence in their ability to express themselves. This gives youngsters the tools they need to have meaningful interactions. Here at SEACC, WE use interactive teaching methodology to improve children’s confidence, communication, intelligence, and emotional quotient in areas such as public speaking, creative writing, debate, dramatics, and more.
A child’s entire development can be hampered by a lack of social engagement, which can have a domino effect by disturbing their cognitive development and emotional stability. When you consider the big picture, you’ll see how damaging it can be to their future careers and adult lives. Hopefully, you can understand the underlying issue that can arise if sufficient attention is not made to sharpening children’s communication abilities, which have been harmed by the pandemic!