What does it mean to have good behavior? Miss Joni colors along with your children in this video and discusses some ways to show that you have good behavior like Behavior Bear. Be sure to visit our Character Corner daily to see who is going to be colored next! I feel it's important to let your children know what you expect from them as far as good behavior is concerned. How many times have you said to your child: "BEHAVE"? I know I have when our kids were younger, and even now that they're adults! When a child understands what you expect from them and their are guidelines in place, there is certainly a better understanding of what is being said. Below are a few tips:
Below are some simple tips to teach your children good behavior:
1. Be a role model
2. Be patient
3. Be a good listener
4. To know the rules, follow the rules at home
5. To know the rules, follow the rules at school
6. Together, make a list of rules, what you expect from your child and display the chart/list
7. Share a story about a time that you misbehaved, what were the consequences
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Characters of Character is aware of the changing times these days. We've decided that starting tomorrow, Joni will do live videos so the children can spend time coloring and being creative. These may be challenging times for so many with their children home for a long period of time as our stress levels might be heightened. Let's try to keep some normalcy in our lives and stay calm. Together we will get through this.
Here are some others you might like shared to me from Ruth Elliott, thank you!
1- Wash your hands with Healthy Hippo:
2- Check it out this Free Survival Kit to keep the kids busy
3- The Childrens book author Mo Willems is now doing a daily doodle for kids.
4- free cartoons:
As much as I wish I could hold classes and invite all the children to join me, we know that's not an option. Therefore, every day I'll color one of the characters which you can print out for your children to engage with me. We're calling it CHARACTER CORNER and it will be on our website tomorrow for you to download daily.
Please have crayons, markers, or colored pencils available for your children or if they want to paint the activity they certainly can. This is an opportunity to reinforce these important character values at home. Feel free to allow your children to share their art work with me! I also encourage you to let your children write letters to their favorite character at anytime. With a self addressed stamped envelope the characters will write back to your child! Let's become Pen Pals. This activity enhances communication, literacy, writing skills and helps children to think about what the trait means.
Friendly reminder that each of the characters has their own page, from this page you can print out a coloring page to use as a sticker chart or a journal cover. A great activity and encouragement while we're all at home. Together we will get through this chapter as we make history in 2020.
Please be kind, please don't judge others opinions and please wash your hands!
Teaching a child healthy habits may be a difficult task if we aren't modeling healthy habits ourselves. Research says that it takes 21 days to develop a habit, sometimes longer. With that said, if we are consistent in our ways, we'll form healthy habits. When we have healthy habits our families and friends will notice and want to do the same. Be a role model. This is a short video from Healthy Hippo teaching Healthy Habits to our children. Click here.
What is character?
To be honest, when I was growing up, the word character was used in cartoon form, like Mickey Mouse or Bugs Bunny! Not until our children were growing did the word character come up. So, what is character otherwise? This is a tough question for many, none the less, our children deserve to be introduced and taught vital core values in order to help shape who they are in life.
The famous basketball coach John Wooden said: “The true test of a man’s character is what he does when no one is watching.” Therefore, teaching a child good character is a daily adventure because we want them to make good choices and become the best they can be. I believe that being a positive role model is a great way to start.
What is a good age to begin teaching good character to a child? Right away, the earlier the better I say! If you think about it for a minute, you teach your child to have good manners when they start to talk, “say please” or “thank you”. You’re already engaging them in lifelong lessons of character building. Here are some thoughts to use to help bring awareness to the process of developing positive character traits:
These are the traits that Characters of Character developed, and children can relate to:
Behavior Bear teaches good behavior
Do’er Duck teaches perseverance
Friendship Frog teaches friendship
Healthy Hippo teaches healthy hippo
Manners Monkey teaches good manners
Respectful Rabbit teaches respect
Responsible Rabbit teaches responsibility
Self-Esteem Elephant teaches confidence
Warm-Hearted Walrus teaches kindness
Teaching our children these vital core values shapes them into their own character and helps them to gain a deeper awareness to develop these positive character traits.
Married with children since 1981. Love working with children and sharing the Characters of Character.