First Light Early Education Program

A Community of Healthy Families

on February 1, 2017

February Virtue: Friendship

“I will help and care about others”

 

Friendship:  a friendly feeling or attitude: kindness or help given to someone

 

Friendship in the Classroom includes:

  • Taking turns choosing what to play.
  • Inviting others to play with you.
  • Listening to others and working together to solve problems.

 

I will…

  • Offer to help my friends if I see they are sad.
  • Greet others with their name and a smile.
  • Use gentle hands and words when I talk to my friends.

Practical Application: 3 Tips for Encouraging Friendship

  1. Talk to your children about characteristics that you see in them that would make them a good friend to others. Point out specific times that you see them being kind to others.
  2. Ask your children about who they enjoy playing with at First Light. Ask what they like to do when they play together. Help them to learn the names of their classmates and teachers.
  3. Children need to see that you value friendship as well. If you need to make a call to a friend, use the word “friend”.  Talk about what makes that person a good friend to you and ways that you are a good friend to others.
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