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Cool Cooperator



If you cooperate with someone, you work with them or help them for a particular purpose. You can also say that two people cooperate.

(Collins Dictionary)


Why is this important?


Cooperation is a skill that must be learned. Learning to cooperate means that a person can think about and balance their own needs and wants with another person’s needs and wants. We can teach this important skill through turn taking and problem solving as well as through social situations. It supports children with their social awareness and prepares them for life within the wider world. 


When learning to be cooperative, children also learn to:


  • include others

  • work as a team

  • listen to different opinions and views

  • compromise

  • share

  • be appreciative

  • be encouraging towards others

  • take turns