BASKETBALL BABYSITTER (Episode P124b)
Evan gets tickets to see his hero, Allan Houston, play basketball, and he's really excited. Emily Elizabeth and Clifford come along, and they strike up a friendship with Allan Houston's daughter, Remie, and her beagle puppy, Hoops. Evan winds up babysitting for Remie and Hoops during the game. He's happy to do it, but he winds up missing most of the game. But he's a good sport about it, and when Allan Houston makes it up to him by playing some one-on-one basketball with him - it's his dream come true!
Ideas to Grow On: Be Responsible & Help Others
Children are born helpers! By sharing opportunities to serve and help others, children learn valuable lessons that foster social and emotional growth.. The following activities nurture:
- social and emotional skills
- life skills
- language and literacy skills
Feel Better Food!
Help someone feel better by cooking up this healthy snack: Add healthy fruits like grapes, peaches, and bananas to prepared strawberry Jell-O. Refrigerate to set. Serve with graham crackers and top with cherry.
Read Clifford, We Love You by Norman Bridwell (Scholastic).
Discuss how Emily Elizabeth showed respect and love for her best
friend, Clifford. Then help your child list more ways that friends
show others friends how much they are respected and loved by one
another. Assist your child in writing letters to friends that
express how much they are appreciated. Place confetti, a coupon
for a movie together, or a piece of stick gum in with the letter
for an added friendly surprise
Smiles, Hugs, and Helping Hands!
With a Group:
Smiles, hugs, and helping hands are priceless! Encourage children to cooperatively share their service and generosity among others by using these ideas:
- Visit a retirement village for games and refreshments with senior citizens
- Donate books, coloring books, and crayons to a children's hospital
- Have group autograph new socks or small pillows for elderly friends
- Feed pets, collect mail, and water plants for someone away from home