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.

Clifford's Idea to Grow On: Be a Good Friend Clifford's 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

Busy Friends!Busy Friends!

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.

Math Madness!Math Madness!

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.

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