Social Skills

  • Video games boost social skills in kids December 15, 2013

    Melbourne: Kids who play video games have better social skills, a new study has found. Research has found that games offer a range of social and educational benefits to gamers, Edith Cowan University (ECU) Associate Professor Mark McMahon, an expert in gaming, said. The key is to ensure the game...
  • Pets help children with autism develop social skills: study August 3, 2012

    London: Playing with furry pets could help autistic children over five years improve their social skills, according to a new study. Researchers found youngsters with the developmental disorder were better able to both offer comfort and share things if they had a 'furry friend', while those who never had a...
  • Boys develop social skills in kindergarten December 1, 2011

    Washington: High-quality friendships in kindergarten spell better social skills in the first and third grades for boys and also fewer behaviour problems as compared to girls. "The findings for girls were different," said Jennifer Engle, who co-authored the study with Nancy McElwain, professor of human development at the University of Illinois...