My child is relatively shy. What should I do to help him socialize with others?

April 5, 2010 10:59am CST
I have a three year old child. He is intelligent. He can write his name, count 1-100, draw,color and read! My problem is that he doesn't want to talk in the presence of other people. I'm convincing him to go to kindergarten so he can have playmates aside from his sister but he prefers to stay home. I want him to start socializing because I believe he has lots of potential. Am I doing the right thing?