Our Broomwood Value today is Welcoming and today we will focus on APPRECIATING; appreciating people makes them feel welcome.
Discuss with your child what that means – making others feel good about themselves.
Click on the link and listen to the kindness story.
Then think about what can we do to be kind and welcoming whilst maintaining a social distance?
Create a family jar or box for welcoming and kind acts and for giving each other compliments.
Ask your child: What is a compliment?
Explain it is when you congratulate or praise someone for doing something, or just saying something nice about a person.
As a family, make a list of possible compliments – focus on kind acts rather than compliments based on appearance.
This is a compliment I gave to my daughter - "you are so very kind, doing the shopping for me and your Nana."
I wrote a note in the family jar so that she could read it later. Can you check to see I remembered capital letters and full stops?"
Can you choose a member of your family to write a compliment for so that they feel appreciated?
Save your compliments and perhaps share them every Friday afternoon.