Kinder Curriculum

Book 1 (Sept) – Listen and Learn

  • Teaches what listening is, how to listen, and why listening is important.
  • Talks about ways to listen in a positive manner and what to do when someone doesn’t listen to you.

 

Video: https://youtu.be/IIRi2FMTZ70

Book 2 (Oct) – Join In and Play

  • Teaches children how to play – what are the rule, how to get along, being a good sport, and cooperation.
  • Talks about being a friend, making a friend, and playing together.

 

Video: https://youtu.be/aS9kG_lh0p8

Book 3 (Nov) – Talk and Work It Out

  • Focuses on peaceful conflict resolution.
  • Gives children specific tools to use to aid in peaceful conflict resolution, including calming oneself, verbalizing the problem, listening to understand, solving the problem, and choosing the best plan.
  • Teaches how to accept and respect each other’s position.

Video: https://youtu.be/Nt-oFdq2U-E

Book 4 (Dec/Jan) – Cool Down and Work Through Anger

  • Teaches children to recognize feelings of anger.
  • Helps children learn that it is okay to feel angry— but not okay to hurt anyone with actions or words.
  • Focuses on skills for anger management: self-calming, thinking, getting help from a trusted person, talking and listening, apologizing, being patient, and viewing others positively.

Video: https://youtu.be/6zTT5y8kpq4

Book 5 (Feb) – Understand and Care

  • Focuses on explaining empathy to children.
  • Understanding how another person feels is an important social skill that will allow children to show respect and caring for others.

 

Video: https://youtu.be/3xKjQKHRg2k