This book is enjoyable to read aloud to young children in teaching them the importance of sharing and friendship. I found the character of Rainbow FisThis book is enjoyable to read aloud to young children in teaching them the importance of sharing and friendship. I found the character of Rainbow Fish easy for a young child to relate and identify with, when it comes to owning a prized possession and not wanting to share. The message of the importance of sharing was stated loud and clear in the book, and Rainbow Fish carried it out in love. After reading this book, it reminded me when the last time I shared something that I was holding onto.
CREATIVE EXPERIENCE: During circle time, I would teach what sharing is and the importance of sharing. I would go around in a circle and ask each child what they have shared and what they felt after sharing and what did the other feel when received from them. I would even give them a challenge, for an assignment to be done before they went home that day, to share one thing with one or more other children in the class that day. It could be anywhere from sharing snacks, toys, giving the first person first place at doing something, sharing a hug, a smile, a friendly hello, a favorite book, or anything that they could think of you. ...more
This was an enjoyable book to read about a little girl, who not only could do anything but had the confidence to be anything. She learned this wisdomThis was an enjoyable book to read about a little girl, who not only could do anything but had the confidence to be anything. She learned this wisdom from her grandmother and mother, but had it in her heart that nothing or no one could discourage her from being what she imagined herself to be. Anyone reading this book, will love her spirit of confidence and imagination and feel motivated to want the same for yourself.
CREATIVE EXPERIENCE: Through this book is the wonderful example of dramatic play. With my class, I would bring in a few objects or props, the children can use to pretend that they are in a story or play that they have decided to be in. I would give them to some to act it and be able to play around with the props or objects before I would bring back them together in a circle. I would then ask each one what character they were and what would their character say to everyone in the class and what kind of things their character does. ...more