SOCIAL AWARENESS: KINDNESS CHALLENGE –
Instilling kindness in our children is an important goal and it can take many different forms. Whether a child is sharing a toy, helping a friend or checking on someone who is upset, they first must see a need before they act. It requires them to look beyond their own self-interest and view others with empathy and compassion.
This week the Puppet Kids are learning to be Social Awareness Detectives. They use their eyes and ears to find someone, who could use a little kindness. Then they refer to the Kindness Challenge page, (which is included in the lesson) to choose an act of kindness that would help that person.
As your child watches the video, it might heighten their social awareness of those around them. The Kindness Challenge will give them some concrete ways to demonstrate kindness with others in a fun way. As you praise your child for practicing kindness, it will reinforce those actions and hopefully lead to more of the same in the future.