HOOP DREAMS (Episode P113a)
When Evan joins the school basketball team, he is discouraged by
the fact that he's much smaller than his teammates. Can Clifford
help Evan learn to use his small size to his advantage?
Idea to Grow On: Believe in Yourself
When children become aware of how special and individual they
are, they grow in self-confidence and self-esteem. It's important
that children have opportunities for self-discovery so that they
can experience their own uniqueness! The following activities
- social and emotional skills
- music and art appreciation and performance skills
This Is Me!
Help your child create a simple book that chronicles changes
in growth, activities, interests, etc. Share the following ideas
with your child:
- Baby Days - Discover/record things about your child's miraculous birth!
- Toddler Days - Discover/record events like family gatherings, changes in family, birthday parties, friends, preschool, pets, etc.
- Here and Now - Discover/record favorite cartoons, books, music, movies, games, toys, foods, friends, pets, sports, physical growth, places to go, future interests, etc.
Help your child make a paper bag puppet that looks like two very
familiar people! Look face to face to identify hair color, eye
color, skin color, freckles, moles, etc. Then close eyes and take
turns feeling each other's facial features. Compare sized of noses,
eyes, ears, and teeth. Using a small paper bag for each face,
draw, color, and cut out eyes, eyebrows, nose, mouth, teeth, and
ears. Glue eyes, nose features on the top of the back flap of
the bag. Glue mouth and teeth below the flap. Glue ears on the
side of the sack. Add hair, freckles, etc. Now the fun begins
as puppets friends come to life talking, singing, and pretending!
Learn more about self-discovery by reading:
Verdi by Janell Cannon (Harcourt)
The Mixed-Up Chameleon by Eric Carle (Harper Trophy)