Part of building strong relationships involves recognizing, respecting, and celebrating similarities and differences. It is important for young children to learn that friends can be different from them in some ways, yet they can still have many things in common. Having a rich, diverse group of friends helps to expand their world, as they learn from each other.
This week the Puppet Kids discover similarities and differences with their peers as they learn about each others’:
- Learning styles
- Preferred ways to receive care and affirmation
Each person has unique experiences, gifts, and points of view as they approach different activities. The Puppet Kids find out that their differences can be a benefit, as they work together toward a common goal. The more they learn about each other, the stronger their classroom culture becomes, as they grow in unity.
These lessons will help open up discussions about the similarities and differences within your own classroom and how each student brings something special and valuable to the entire group.
This week of lessons includes four scenario videos that you can watch with your students Monday through Thursday, with follow-up questions for class discussions. Kids can play along with Granny’s Games on Friday as they learn about similarities and differences with their peers.
This week also includes a Simple Summary video in Spanish to help those who are developing simple language skills, while focusing on the target social-emotional skill of the week.
The poster this week is a partner activity that kids can do together to find out ways they are the same and different.