CLEO COMES TO TOWN (Episode 106a)

In a flashback, we see how Cleo shook things up when she first moved to the island. T-Bone learns to accept a new friend in the neighborhood.

Clifford's Big Idea: Believe in YourselfClifford's Big Idea: Believe in Yourself

Children learn to be good friends through experience, through practice, and even through talking about friendships. Discussions about ways to welcome newcomers and share with them will help children build:

  • social and emotional skills
  • appreciation and understanding of cultural and social diversity

New To YouNew To You

We can learn a lot learn from newcomers—everything from where they came from to what they like to eat. Introduce the child to various cultures and geographies to:

  • enrich experiences
  • build appreciation of the child's own background
  • build appreciation of others' backgrounds

With a Group:
If you are welcoming a new child to your group, give everyone a chance to get to know one another. If the student is from another community, invite him or her to tell what the community was like. Ask the child to teach the group a game, song, or dance.

For Older ChildrenFor Older Children

Assign children to interview one another in pairs. Give them a few sample questions to ask, such as:

  • Who is in your family?
  • What is your favorite storybook?
  • Where were you born?
  • If you have lived somewhere else, what was that like?

Urge them to think of other questions to ask. Allow time for the pairs to interview one another. Then have the children in a pair introduce each other to the entire group and share what they learned about each other.

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