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Honesty

Honesty and telling the truth

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  • Introduce a child to the word honesty.  Chat about what being honest means to child.  
  • Focus on telling the truth as one way to show you are honest.  Here are some questions to ask. Compliment child on answering the questions honestly.
  • Is your name Debi (say child’s name)?  Child responds Yes.  Ask if that is an honest answer - are you telling the truth?
  • Are you a boy?  Child responds No - if a girl.  Ask if that is an honest answer - are you telling the truth?
  • Do you have 3 heads?  Child responds No.  Ask if that is an honest answer - are you telling the truth?
  • Do you have 2 feet?  Child responds Yes.  Ask if that is an honest answer - are you telling the truth?
  • Ask child to go wash his hands.  When finished, ask him if he washed his hands.  Child responds Yes.   Ask if that is an honest answer - are you telling the truth?

Materials

  • adult and child

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Curriculum Plan Resources

Skills Focus

  • Shape - Heart
  • Color - Review
  • Number - Six, 6
  • Alphabet Letters - H, P
  • Senses - Hearing
  • Character Trait - Honesty
  • Target Words - Good-by, Many, Match, Why

Monthly Proverb

If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.

Did You Know?

"Children with below average language skills can make rapid improvements if their parents take simple steps to change the way they interact with them." University of Sydney

Books to Read

"Museum ABC"
Activity 11

"My Very First Book of Shapes"
by Eric Carle (Activity 2)

"Big Red Barn"
by Margaret Wise Brown (Activity 8)

Music Playlist

"Old MacDonald Had a Farm"
by Countdown Kids Album 100 All Time Children’s Favorites (Activity 10)

"Salve Regina - Antiphona (tonus monasticus) in Honorem Beatae Mariae Virginias"
Album Salve Regina Gregorian Chant by Benedictine Monks of the Abby of Saint-Maurice & Saint-Maur, Clervaux (Activity 21)

"You’ll Be In My Heart"
by Phil Collins Album Tarzan (Movie Soundtrack) (Activity 18)

Monthly Materials List

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Fingerplay / Poems / Songs

Up Down Turn Around

(Activity 14 Month 8)

Up, down

Turn around.

Touch the sky,

And touch the ground.

Jiggle tummy,

Blink your eyes, 

Blow a kiss, 

And say “good-bye “

I Need To Be Honest

(Activity 13 Month 8)

I need to be honest

  My mom and dad say

And telling the truth

  Is just one way!

 

Why be honest

I ask mom and dad.

You will feel your best

When the truth is always said.