- Body Talk
- Age 4
- Age 5
- Age 6
- Age 7
Let’s Learn About Friends Who Are Different
Read to Your Child
In Body Talk, you saw Bing and Bong make friends with the Flockers who are very different from them. It was hard at first to make friends because of their differences – they didn’t speak the same language and didn’t make the same moves. But after watching how the Flockers greeted each other, Bing and Bong tried out the Flockers’ moves and found that having friends who are different can be a lot of fun.
You Will Learn...
- How to get to know someone who is different from you.
This episode is about communicating without words. This episode is about Bing and Bong’s culture and a Flocker culture and ways of greeting. In children’s lives there are differences in culture, gender, religion, geography, species and style.
The importance of understanding and accepting differences is that getting along will be easier and conflict will be minimized. In most schools, there are many different cultures represented. Getting along and valuing differences will make for a happy school environment.
To help children learn:
- How to notice and appreciate differences
- How to get along with many different types of children
Child Development - 7 Year Old Milestones
- Children are coming out of their “me-centered” focus and are aware of others in the group. Peers become very important and their differences become more obvious. Talking to them in the right way will make for easier friendships.
- Children often like to work in pairs and making friends is extremely important.
Author: Ann H. McCormick, PhD