Sunday, November 1, 2009
How do you present complicated lessons about character to a kindergartener? How do you get a group of 8-year olds to think about purpose or integrity?
You play games;
you act out storybooks;
you draw and paint.
And while they’re busy having fun, you ask the questions that help them think and shape positive values.
In Building Character from the Start: 201 Activities to Foster Creativity, Literacy, and Play in K-3, you will find a plethora of activities to engage children in learning, get them moving, and prompt them to think about character.
40+ drawing pages that explore character
90+ books followed by activity ideas
70+ games to help you play with purpose
The children will be having so much fun looking for hidden treasures or trying to balance on one foot that they won’t realize they’re also learning conflict resolution, responsibility, and other valuable life skills.
This book is ideal for anyone who works with young children, including teachers, parents, day-care providers, and after-school teachers. It includes a CD-ROM with printable activities. Available for $29.95 at your favorite bookstore or at Search Institute Press.
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