Early Elementary Years and the Social World Around Them
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In chapter 3 of Children’s Friendships: The Beginning of Intimacy, written by Judy Dunn the social world children during the elementary school age are living in is the main discussion. The early school years and the beginning of Kindergarten is a huge time of change for children. There becomes a sense of freedom regarding who and how they can socialize with. They become fixed on the importance and novelty that a school social network environment brings. The importance of social skills emerges and children develop into social beings that are capable of many things. In this chapter, Dunn discusses the beginning and importance of child gossip, compromise, morals, and the growth of togetherness or theory of mind.