MY TOY (Episode P105b)
Will Clifford and the gang understand why Jorge doesn't want to share his toy?
Ideas to Grow On: Respect Others &
Helping children learn the value of respect can build the foundation needed for a better understanding of social and cultural diversity. When children show respect, it's a good indication that they are beginning to appreciate others, even if they are different. The following activities nurture:
- understanding and appreciating diversity skills
- social and emotional skills
- music and art appreciation and performance skills
This activity promotes self-awareness as your child discovers the wonders that a mirror can reveal. As you look together in a mirror, discuss how people come in every color, shape, and size on the outside. Then discuss how people are as different on the inside as they are on the outside when it comes to interests, cultures and traditions, likes and dislikes, etc. Encourage your child to share feelings about people that look differently, people that speak another language, people that dress differently, etc. Explain that when respect is shown to others, even if they are different, friendships can develop, making the world a better place to live.
Around the World!
With a Group:
Use this opportunity to introduce diverse cultures by asking local guests to share cultural presentations. Allow children to ask questions so that they can make connections with their own culture and traditions. Encourage children to share what they learned about someone "different." To extend this activity, display art and listen to music from various cultures.