CLIFFORD'S SUPER SLEEPOVER
When Emily Elizabeth goes to Nina's for a sleepover, Clifford's friends try to come up with ways to distract him from his loneliness until bedtime.
Idea to Grow On: Be a Good Friend
Enjoying time with a friend makes playing fun, fun, fun! By giving children the opportunity to successfully interact with others, they can learn the value of respect, sharing, and being a good friend. The following activities nurture:
- social and emotional skills
- cognitive skills
- science and discovery skills
There's so much to do when you have a new friend to have fun with! Give your child the opportunity to learn about friends by using these fun ideas:
- Read Isabella's New Friend by Laurent de Brunhoff
- Enjoy a picnic with stuffed animal "friends." Encourage good manners and politeness!
- Plant a "friend garden" using small plants that will bear flowers or fruit that can be shared later.
- Select some fun experiments from the book, Science Fun With Peanuts and Popcorn by Rose Wyler.
Give "little friends" opportunities to reinforce math concepts by using these ideas:
- Use index cards to make your own set of math flash cards, using both standard (1,2,3...) and ordinal numbers (number words).
- Get creative with paint, chalk, shaving cream, finger paint, etc. to learn numbers.
- Watch Clifford's Fun With Numbers (Scholastic - video)
- Make a friendship necklace by stringing painted noodles in a pattern of colors or shapes.