Building and Sustaining Relationships
International kindergartens have a colourful mix of families and the example of a culturally diverse environment helps children to grow into world citizens. Children enjoy interacting and spending time with one another. Play dates with other children are a great way to give your child the opportunity to develop social skills and make friends. These meetings are mostly free play arrangements aimed to motivate and encourage social interaction, understand differences and similarities and foster an understanding of the world.
Many children register when parents make an effort to get to know a different culture, or if they use a different, perhaps less secure language and move out of their own comfort zone. If parents want to show their children how to move out of the safe zone and be open and curious, this is best done by modelling positive interactions. Children will learn from these interactions and absorb this into their own way of being.