The Benefits of Teamwork – What to Teach Your Children

Teaching children to get along and work productively in a group setting is an important lesson they can take into adulthood. They will use these teamwork skills in the classroom, on the playground, and beyond. Sometimes kids need direction to function as a cohesive team. Here are some ways to advise kids to use positive teamwork to their advantage. Remember, there’s no “I” in “team!”

Two Heads are Better Than One.

When kids put their minds together, they will achieve more than they can accomplish alone. Different kids have unique strengths and weaknesses; one can expand on another’s ideas or abilities. With collaboration, kids can do much more than they ever thought possible. Kids feed off one another and will marvel at the unique skills of others, creating a ripple effect. Before they know it, whatever the task at hand is will be completed more efficiently and with a better outcome than if they did it alone.

Get the Task(s) Done More Efficiently.

When kids work together, they can finish the job much faster than by doing it alone. Each child can do the part they excel at and combine their strengths to produce a successful finished product. As a harmonious team, the children can move on to another project and use the teamwork skills they’ve practiced to complete another task.

Reap the Rewards Together. 

The best part about working as a team or group is enjoying the rewards and celebrating together. Kids love reaching milestones, and sharing the excitement with friends makes it even better.

How do you teach your children about the best parts of teamwork?

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By: Melissa A. Kay