Using nice talk

Approaching and talking to others in a friendly way

Friendship and positive-adult relationships are developed through positive conversational exchanges that reflect the ability to cooperate in play, resolve conflicts and explore feelings and shared experiences. Children who use prosocial skills such as nice talk are more likely to report that they enjoy making and maintaining friendship.

You want to borrow a pen from a friend. You must first approach them and ask nicely using a soft voice.

Approach your friend and ask nicely if you can borrow their pen. Use a soft voice, perhaps a smile and make sure to use the word “please”.