Let's continue with our self talk today, be sure to boast upon yourself, for being aware of the good in you builds your confidence! Use this template to share with your kids, make a journal cover using each prompt. Allow them to write and draw and think about the wonderful human that they are!
While I was on the Reading Team, I had the honor of teaching children to read, and it was empowering. As an educator, you had to become aware of all the children's needs. Some were quick to learn while others had some struggles. The beautiful thing about learning is that we all learn, but, we learn differently. When you see the light go on when a child understands and is proud of their accomplishment, your heart does a happy dance! So, let's continue teaching them new words, new skills, take new adventures and allow them to become......
One of the activities we did on our Reading Team was to introduce to each student a journal. Now, in kindergarten they are learning, beginning with their letters, the sound of each letter, combining the letters and sounds to build words and creating sentences. Simply create a journal cover and staple plain copy paper to it and create a journal. A child has a beautiful mind and will draw in this journal and if able to they will begin to write on the pages. Take the time to ask your child what they drew and get excited about it! You can even write down what it is they drew and later show them how it all began.......You're now teaching fine motor skills, communication skills and making memories, it's pretty amazing!
As a child learns, they grow. When they can write words and build sentences, allow them to do so! You can find journals on line or make your own and your children can take it with them wherever they roam. Or, at the end of the day, they can take time to 'journal' and write about their day, their adventures, their dreams...I had a student who was dyslexic and struggled with reading. But, not for long! I discovered that he liked Super Heroes. So, I found a Super Hero for each letter of the Alphabet that he could relate to, it sparked his interest and soon we were building words and sentences and we even created our own Super Hero dictionary! You have to get creative sometimes, think outside the box!
Using the journal prompt template I shared above, print it out, choose a prompt, build off that idea, you're now building a child's confidence and they will want to write about it, about who they are, about what makes them happy, where they want to explore and why they like who they are and who they are becoming. Build their confidence and the sky is the limit, buckle up, you're in for a an adventure!
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