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Day 96: Feeling Good about Themselves

Here is another learning activity adapted from our “Home Preschool Curriculum” developed by Fran Wisniewski and Diane Flynn Keith for

Remember, only do these learning activities if they are enjoyable for you and your child. Do not treat this as a “must do” lesson. It’s simply a fun activity that provides an opportunity to learn, while building “readiness skills” for the school or homeschool environment.

~ Feeling Good about Themselves ~

  • Hug and cuddle your child and say, “I love you,” frequently throughout the day. Show them that they are loveable.
  • Use respectful language and a loving tone of voice when speaking to your child.
  • Acknowledge your child’s achievements and accomplishments. Keep it real, upbeat, and positive.  Children know when you are insincere, or know when the praise doesn’t match the deed.
  • Show appreciation and thank your child for helping you with chores.
  • Display your child’s photographs around the house and send their pictures to loved ones.
  • Start an “All About Me” scrapbook.
  • Display your child’s artwork around the house.
  • Listen attentively to your child.
  • Answer your child’s questions with facts, clarity, and honesty.
  • Read Your Child’s Self-Esteem by Dorothy Briggs. Written with deep respect for the developing child, it will positively influence the way you interact with your child for years to come.
  • Read these articles about developing children’s self-esteem:

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