This flashback episode tells the story of the day the Howards moved to
Birdwell Island. The town is full of preconceived ideas about what it
will be like to have a huge dog on the island. But the residents soon
learn that Clifford has much to offer, and that they shouldn't make assumptions
before they know the facts.
With a Group:
An "Ice-Breaker" activity can be a fun way for children to learn more
about one another. Ask the children to sit in a circle. Pass a bag of
pretzels, peanuts, or raisins around the circle and invite them to help
themselvesbut not to eat what they take just yet!
When the bag has been passed all the way around the circle, the children
tell one thing about themselves for each morsel of the snack they have
in their hands. Suggest some categories for what they might tell, such
as a favorite book, a favorite song, a good friend, or a happy memory.
Invite children to choose other ways of expressing themselves if they
like. They might sing, draw, or pantomime things about themselves. Giving
the activity as much flexibility as possible will show the children
that there are many ways to describe themselves and many ways to see