What’s Special about People and Things? (7-3-14)

Today’s Parenting Tip:

DECIDE:   There is something special about every person and thing.

PRACTICE:   Play a sorting game with your child today. With young children your game can be very simple – sorting colors, shapes, sizes of things.

If the child is old enough you can also talk about even when two things are the same color, there still may be differences. For example, the shade of the color may be different or the evenness of the color might be different. You can also point out that two things of the same color may be very different about something else like shape.

You can also talk about “sorting” with even older children. You can make it about games, cars, musicians, friends, etc. It can teach the same lesson – differences can be OK and sometimes you want to be different on some things for very good reasons.

Today’s Decide and Practice daily parenting tip was inspired by our featured picture book, MY VERY BIG LITTLE WORLD.  Read the book to a child in your life each day as a reminder of what you are deciding and practicing that day.

Come back each day for another good parenting decision and how to practice it. (Each day’s activity will also be posted on the Daily Parenting Tips page for easy access.)

Read the whole story at Preschoolers – Who Are They? Part 1.

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