KEEPING COOL (Episode P101b)
It's always fun when Evan is baby-sitting Emily Elizabeth and Clifford. This time Evan tries to impress Vanessa, the new girl in the building, but finds that she is most impressed when he is just being himself.
Idea to Grow On: Believe in Yourself
Children are naturally motivated to attempt new challenges. By giving them opportunities to experience success, they grow in self-confidence and learn about their own potential! The following activities nurture:
- language and literacy skills
- understanding and appreciating diversity skills
There's no limit on what great accomplishments your child can achieve with self-confidence and determination. Take your child on a journey that will inspire thought and ignite imagination by visiting local libraries and bookstores. Set aside some "travel time" for you and your child to enjoy together. For extra fun, have simple props handy like hats, scarves, flags, face paint, etc. to use while you travel through history discovering the many brave, daring, and courageous people that really did believe in themselves!
Visit your local bookstore or libraries to find appropriate age biographies about these inspiring people:
- Civil Rights Leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - Speeches inspired,
gave hope, and sense of dignity; had a great dream for social
change in America
- Aviator Amelia Earhart - First woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean,
- Humanitarian Clara Barton - Nursed wounded Civil War soldiers across battle
lines; founded American Red Cross
With a Group:
Some of America's greatest pioneers, scientists, politicians, and humanitarians have been women! Discover what was so special about some of America's most famous women by reading Remember the Ladies: 100 Great American Women, by Cheryl Harness (Scholastic). Compliment the historical time or occupation of each figure by wearing or holding simple props. Take this great reading experience furtherer by planning a play or reading performance in honor of these notable "leading ladies."