The TVOKids.com game Choo-Choo Choices will help your 2-5 year old learn good friendship skills.
- Sit down with your child, either on your lap, or next to you.
- Watch the short cartoon with your child, the read the words that appear aloud.
- Have your child decide what Sticks should do: Care, Share, Help or Be Mean.
- Explore all the options.
- Check out the Caregiver Guide! There are some great ideas to extend the learning for you and your child, whether you're at home or in a daycare scenario.
With guidance from Parenting Educator, Barbara Coloroso, TVOKids.com brings you Choo-Choo Choices, hosted by Gisele's furry friend, Sticks.
This activity will help your two- to five-year-old learn caring, sharing and helping skills. These skills will help them become better friends to others around them.
This game meets many expectations from the Ontario Full Day Early Learning - Kindergarten Program, one of which is:
Personal and Social Development:
Identify and use social skills in play and other contexts.
- Go to a park or an indoor playground where your child can play with other children that he/she may not have interacted with before. This is a great way to test out new-found social skills!
- Organize play dates for your child. Stay close by so that you can mediate where necessary to make sure that your child is trying to be a caring, sharing and helpful friend.
- Check out the puppet-based flash cards in the Caregiver Guide! These can be used at home or in a class scenario, and are a great way for your child to practice his/her new social skills.