September 2020 Newsletter – Promoting Prosocial Behaviors: What are Prosocial Behaviors?

Prosocial behaviors are not always easy. They often require us to give up something and delay gratification.  Young children tend to struggle with these things early in life, but with time and practice, new skills and behaviors can become the norm.  Below is a list of behaviors that would fall into the category of being prosocial.  As you read the list, consider how these behaviors are displayed in your learning environment.

Prosocial skills:

  • Cooperating with others
  • Solving problems
  • Taking turns
  • Sharing
  • Using manners
  • Communicating emotions appropriately
  • Making requests for wants and needs
  • Asking for help
  • Listening to others
  • Respecting requests from others
  • Following directions
  • Engaging others in conversation
  • Telling the truth
  • Taking accountability
  • Showing responsibility
  • Standing up for a peer
  • Practice patience
  • Comforting another person
  • Being a good sport
  • Giving compliments
  • Observing personal space
  • Being helpful
  • Giving or showing generosity
  • Advocating for the needs of others
  • Developing friendships

For the main article Promoting Prosocial Behaviors, CLICK HERE

For the article Skills that Lead to Prosocial Behaviors, CLICK HERE

For the article Strategies, CLICK HERE

For the article Director’s Corner, CLICK HERE