ISLANDER OF THE YEAR (Episode
The library sponsors an essay contest for Islander of the Year, and the
children all submit their ideas. Somehow, as they tell their tales, Clifford
keeps turning upand he is ultimately chosen as the winner. The kids learn
that sometimes a real hero is the one you least expect.
Big Idea: Help Others
Children will have an opportunity to think about unrecognized heroes
in their lives and will learn ways to show their appreciation for others
while improving their:
- language and literacy skills
- life skills and social literacy
We all know famous heroes, but there are many unrecognized everyday
heroes. Discuss with your child what a hero is: someone who is helpful,
kind, and brave. Help children understand that the world is filled with
heroes. Tell the child about some of the everyday heroes in your life
and ask the child to tell you about something heroic that would be considered
heroic and someone who would be considered a hero.
Doing Their Job!
With a Group:
Have children think of people in their neighborhood who are community
heroes, such as a police officer, pediatrician, veterinarian, fire fighter,
mayor, or librarian. Create a poster about the community helpers children
are interested in and list all of the things that they know about each
job. Then ask
- What else would
you like to know?
- How can you find
Encourage the children
to find the answers to their questions. If possible, invite one of these
community heroes to meet the group.