HUP-HUP (Episode P104b)
When Clifford befriends Bebe, a seeing-eye dog who recently moved into the building, he doesn't understand why Bebe cannot play when she is assisting her owner.
Ideas to Grow On: Be Responsible &
Be a Good Friend
Children learn responsibility through observation and practice. By giving them opportunities to be responsible and serve others, good habits can form that will benefit them for a lifetime! The following activities nurture:
- life skills
- understanding and appreciating diversity skills
- social and emotional skills
Take a Closer Look!
Make an episode connection by helping your child discover the world of Guide Dogs. Contact local organizations, visit libraries and books stores to begin your journey to better understand and appreciate this unique canine, training program, and service available for the blind.
Read Buddy: The First Seeing Eye Dog by Eva Moore (Scholastic). With safety in mind, create an area that you and your child can navigate blindfolded. Try to perform everyday tasks like selecting items from the pantry, sweeping the floor, or making a sandwich. It will be an "eye-opening" experience discovering first-hand the challenges a blind person might face each day at home. Brainstorm about ways that objects in the home could be better organized and identified.
Lessons from An Expert!
With a Group:
Invite a blind person to demonstrate the many ways in which Guide Dogs help the blind get through every day routines. Explore what the group can do to help the fight against blindness on a local level.