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Confidence

Building confidence - special talents

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  • Use the child’s name and encourage him to use names for the children and adults in their lives 
  • Find a “special” talent this month in a child.  Perhaps it is doing a great job with an If Not You, Who? activity, waking up with a smile on their face, dribbling a soccer ball, obeying a request the first time you ask, making their bed very neatly, etc.  By acknowledging one talent other talents will surface as confidence builds.
  • Watch this video with a child about liking himself

Simplify

Find a family photograph and let the child name all the people in the picture.  Ask what talent each person in the photo has that the child thinks is special.

Extend

Have a child state a talent another family member or friend shows - rides a two-wheeler, makes a yummy dinner, etc. and why they would like to have that talent also.

QUESTIONS FOR CHILD

Would you rather be smart or athletic and why?

If a friend asks you to keep a secret that you don't feel comfortable keeping, what would you do?

Materials

  • child and adult

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Curriculum Plan Resources

Skills Focus

  • Shape - Review
  • Color - Green
  • Number - Five, 5
  • Alphabet Letters - G, Y
  • Senses - Review
  • Character Trait - Confidence
  • Target Words - Stop, Go, Slow, More

Monthly Proverb

Hasidic- The man who has confidence in himself gains the confidence of others

Did You Know?

 "Advances in cognitive science make it clear that very young children are capable of much more academically than was previously imagined." The Albert Shanker Institute 

Books to Read

"Sheep In A Shop"
by Nancy Shaw (Activity 7) (audiobook option)

"I Don't Want To Be A Frog"
by Dev Petty (Activity 8)

"Popcorn"
by Frank Asch (Activity 16)

"Sheep in A Shop"
by Nancy Shaw Video (Activity 7)

"I Don't Want To Be A Frog"
by Dev Petty Video (Activity 8)

"Popcorn"
by Frank Asch Video (Activity 16)

Music Playlist

"I Believe in You"
by Divo and Celine Dion Album IL Divo/Ancora (Vocal Classical) (Activity 18)

"She’ll Be Comin’ Round the Mountain"
by Gay Blazers Album The Treasury of Barbershop Quartets (Barbershop Quartet) (Activity 19)

"What’s Your Name"
by Mike Soloway Album Hungry for Manners (Childrens) (Activity 1)

"What's Your Name"
by Mike Soloway Video (Activity 1)

"She'' Be Comin Round the Mountain"
by Gay Glazers Video (Activity 19)

"I Believe In You"
by Divo and Celine Dion Video (Activity 18)

Monthly Materials List

Click Here to view the list!

Fingerplay / Poems / Songs

Red says STOP

(Activity 14 Month 6)

Red says STOP 

Green says GO

Yellow says WAIT

You better go SLOW

5 Little Ducks Went Out to Play

(Activity 26 Month 6)

Five little ducks Went out one day

Over the hill and far away

Mother Duck said “Quack, quack, quack, quack”

But only four little ducks came back.

 

Four little ducks Went out one day

Over the hill and far away

Mother Duck said “Quack, quack, quack, quack”

But only three little ducks came back.

 

Three little ducks Went out one day

Over the hill and far away

Mother Duck said “Quack, quack, quack, quack”

But only two little ducks came back.

 

Two little ducks Went out one day

Over the hill and far away

Mother Duck said “Quack, quack, quack, quack”

But only one little duck came back.

 

One little duck Went out one day

Over the hill and far away

Mother Duck said “Quack, quack, quack, quack”

But none of the five little ducks came back.

 

Sad Mother Duck Went out one day

Over the hill and far away

The sad Mother Duck said

"QUACK QUACK QUACK."

And all of the five little ducks came back.