A JOB WELL READ (Episode 211b)

Jetta volunteers to watch her baby brother, Cosmo, but finds him more energetic than she was expecting. With the help of her good friends, Charley and Emily, she's convinced to try reading to the little guy- an activity that Cosmo really loves!

Clifford's Big Idea: Be a Good Friend

Children are natural-born helpers! By having positive role models, children can develop an appreciation and understanding for loyal friendships. The following activities nurture:

  • social and emotional skills
  • health and safety
  • reading and language

"Friendly" Snacks

Materials: celery, raisins, peanut butter, small pkg. dry strawberry Jell-O and 4 bananas

Friends can enjoy helping each other prepare these yummy snacks, made from healthy ingredients:

  • Ants on a Log: Spread peanut butter on short sticks of celery. Top with raisins and dig in!
  • Jell-O Bananas: Pour dry Jell-O mix in a small bowl. Dip cut up pieces of banana in the Jell-O for simple and delicious fruity snack.

Friends Stop, Drop and Roll!

Materials: Favorite snacks, timer

Materials: Basic fire safety rules from your local fire station

Help children become familiar with basic fire safety rules by taking a field trip to the local fire station. Role-play the steps of "stop, drop and roll" and the belly crawl to stay under smoke. Discuss why it's important for everyone to be familiar with these rules. Knowing this information could save lives!

Suggested Storybooks

  • Fire Fighters by Rob Maass (Scholastic, Inc.)
  • The Safety Book for Active Children: Teaching Your Child How to Avoid Everyday Dangers by Linda Schwartz (Learning Works, Inc.)
  • Clifford the Firehouse Dog by Norman Bridwell (Scholastic, Inc.)

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