Thursday, January 13, 2011

I Like Myself

Encourage self-esteem by celebrating all the things that make you "you!"

Beaumont, Karen.
I Like Myself!
August 2010.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
Review copy provided courtesy of publisher.

Encourage children to embrace the things that make them different and unique with I Like Myself! This book is chuck full of rhymes that act as self-esteem builders, while allowing children to see that its the unique traits about themselves that make them who they are! The silliness of this book will allow children to really accept themselves for who they are and begin to appreciate the differences of classmates and friends in a positive way!

Learning/Reading Activities:
  • Complete the I Am Special! activity sheet provided by Scholastic to coincide with the book.
  • Check out the different activities posted on AtoZ Teacher Stuff forums - my personal favorite might be the different eggs (colors and sizes) activity, that shows children though they look the same on the outside, they're really the same on the inside!
  • Use a variety of craft materials and multicultural faces to create a "self-portrait." Have children share something silly that they like about themselves!

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style='clear: both;' Katie said...

This looks great! Thanks for the recommendation.