When children practice self-help skills such as feeding and dressing themselves, they practice their large and small motor skills. They are gaining confidence in their abilities to try new things and to build their self-esteem and pride in independence. Children have a drive to be independent and do things on their own. This is a healthy part of normal child development. As children grow, they learn to do more and more tasks. Besides using the bathroom, and dressing themselves, children can start small chores around the house to build their independence and responsibilities. Pre-K children can set the table, clear the table, take laundry to the laundry room and even feed the family dog. Be supportive and provide opportunities to allow your child to build their self-esteem and develop their self-help skills.
We will tackling the skill of “Dealing with Teasing.” This can be name calling, taunting, and even some unkind words like “You can’t play here” or “I’m taking your toy.” We want the boys and girls to use their words when irritated, frustrated or want someone to stop being unkind. We are working on using our words, and not just “I don’t like that!” We want the children to say what they don’t like and suggest what they want the other peer to do. This is an example: one boy knocked down a girl’s building blocks. The girl can say something like, “I don’t like that you knocked over my blocks. Next time, be more careful. Now, can you help me build it back up?” These are the steps of the skill:
11/11- 11/15 theme week
IMPORTANT DATES TO CELEBRATE
11/11 Veteran’s Day
11/13 World Kindness Day
11/20 Universal Children’s Day
Lakewood Child Care Center is licensed by Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS), accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), and has a 5-star rating from Ohio's Step Up to Quality (SUTQ) Program.
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