The Clangers know the importance of being kind on their little blue planet, and now the loveable pink mouse-like creatures are continuing their mission to spread kindness across the UK by entering your tot's nursery.
The team behind the Clangers carrried out a nationwide survey and found that parents all over the UK started teaching their little ones the value of kindness from around 15 months old. To help parents with these lessons, the pre-school brand is teaming up with National Day Nurseries Association to deliver five weeks of educational resources and activities dedicated to teaching kindness. The programme will run in nurseries throughout the UK from 18th September - 22nd October and is also available for parents to download and use at home.
What will my tot learn?
The programme is broken down into four weeks:
- Week 1: Helps children understand what kindness is and suggests using a kindness chart to help encourage children to be kind.
- Week 2: Encourages kindness around the home and the values of saying thank you.
- Week 3: Is all about helping children discover how they can look after the planet and make their surroundings.
- Week 4: Focuses on kindness in the wider world, such as learning about another country.
- Week 5: Is all about being kind to yourself, including taking care of our bodies, relaxing and taking time out when needed.
Child development expert Dr Jacqueline Harding, who helped with the study said: 'Our research found that parents are incredibly keen to help their children get to grips with being kind from a very early age, and that they're always looking for new ways to do this.
'I'm a huge supporter of this new campaign to teach kindness in nurseries. Empathy and truly understanding the needs of others is essential in adult life and, developmentally speaking, these important skills are fostered and learnt at an early age.'
The 'Kindness with the Clangers' resource pack, including the full activity guide, a poster of the Clangers' kindness tree, a kindness chart to put on the wall, game card, and a kindness certificate is available to download now.
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