No parent wants to see their little one struggling with social gathering and activities. 

 

And while shyness and being quiet is simply a part of their personality, there are ways to help them come out of their shell so that they can feel much more comfortable in any situation.

 

Here are five types of activities you can get your little one involved in to help them open up a little:

 

Team sports

Team sports are a fantastic to encourage your little one to meet and engage with like-minded people. It also encourages them to come out of their shell as they offer your youngster a chance to build up their self-esteem and confidence and allow their talents shine. They will also learn the benefits of working with a team and sharing success and failures with other people.

 

Speech and Drama

Speech and drama is a great way to help boost your child’s self esteem and their confidence speaking in front of people. Role playing can also help them come out of their shell without feeling like they are overexposing themselves.

 

Arts and crafts

Arts and crafts is a great way to encourage your little one to express themselves individually but also in a team. As it allows them to work on their own or with others it is a great way to help them slowly get to know people.

 

Individual sports

While they may be working on their own, solo sports are a great way to help build up your child’s self esteem and their skills without them feeling undue pressure.  The more sure your youngster is of their abilities, the more confident they’ll feel and be.

 

Group lessons 

Group lessons whereby your youngster is taught a new skill with other people without being a part of a team is another form of activity. For instance, swimming is a great activity to help your child come out of their shell as group swim lessons work just like team sports without the added pressure.

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