What Can the Shape Children Teach Your Children

00B0B_dGlSBFfHl9M_600x450      Hi this is Terri Borman, author of “Shapes Go to School.”  This week I want to blog about what the shape children can teach your children.  The shape children will teach your children about shapes and colors, but what I really want to talk about is how the shape children will teach your children about diversity, self-esteem, and being a good friend.

diversity1     The shape children will teach your children about diversity.  The Merriam-Webster definition of diversity is as follows: “the condition of having or being composed of differing elements:  variety; especially:  the inclusion of different types of people (as people of different races or cultures) in a group or organization <programs intended to promote diversity in schools.”  When reading “Shapes Go to School,” your children will learn that all children come in different shapes, sizes, and colors.

self-esteem     Now let’s talk about self-esteem.  Is having a positive self-esteem something we are born with like a personality characteristic (trait) or is it learned?   I believe it is something that is learned and at a young age.  According to an article titled “Self-Esteem” published by CMHC UT Counseling and Mental Health Center “Our self-esteem evolves throughout our lives as we develop an image of ourselves through our experiences with different people and activities.  Experiences during childhood play a particularly large role in the shaping of self-esteem. When we were growing up, our successes, failures, and how we were treated by our family, teachers, coaches, religious authorities, and peers, all contributed to the creation of our self-esteem.”   The shape children from “Shapes Go to School” will teach your children to have a positive self-esteem and to believe in themselves.

good friends      Lastly, I would like to tell you that the shape children will teach your children how to be a good friend to each other.  They will teach your children how to pick someone up who is down through encouraging words.  I would like to end with this, “the only way to have a friend is to be one.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

I would like to thank these resources:

http://cmhc.utexas.edu/selfesteem.html

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diversity

http://en.wikipedia.ord/wiki/Self-esteem

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