THE DOG WHO CRIED WOOF (Episode
Cleo plays tricks on her dog friends, then finds that they don't believe
her when she really needs them. She learns that it isn't nice to play
tricks on people.
Big Idea: Be Truthful
In these activities, talking about the consequences of telling fibs
and learning why telling the truth is important teaches important lessons
- social and emotional skills
- life skills and social literacy
All the Fuss About Fibbing?
Use a quiet time to talk about the difference between a story, a tall
tale, a fib, and a plain old lie. Talk about this episode and invite
the child to explain why Cleo stretched the truth and what the consequences
Answers to Important Questions
Children can come up with thoughtfulyet often hilariousanswers to
important questions. Keep a record of some of the child's responses
in the form of a scrapbook or journal. Ask a Question of the Week and
have the child dictate responses to you as you write. Examples of questions
- What is pretending?
- What is a lie?
- What does "telling the truth" mean?
- What's the difference between a made-up story and a true story?
- Why do people make up stories?
With a Group:
Post children's answers to the Question of the Week as a bulletin board
The following books explore the theme of truthfulness:
Elephant in a Well by Marie Hall Ets
Jim and the Beanstalk by Raymond Briggs
Franklin Fibs by Paulette Bourgeois