12 Days of Kindness at Stepping Stone School!

On the First Day, we Shared Tips on Self Regulation

Self-Regulation is described as the ability to monitor and control your own behavior, thoughts, and emotions. Changing how you respond depending on the circumstances. During the month of January, we focus on the practice of self-regulation combining the goals of Conscious Discipline and our Kindness and Empathy Curriculum™. Children will learn self-regulation skills to manage their emotions, overcome stress, and persist through challenges as they read age-appropriate books and participate in hands-on activities and games.

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Developing Self-Regulation Skills with Conscious Guidance
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On the Second Day, we Shared 34 ways to Share Kindness

One shows kindness when he or she demonstrates concern for another’s well being. Throughout the month of February, our teachers prepare activities centered around the Kindness and Empathy CurriculumTM goal of kindness. Children will not only make cards for others, but also read stories, identify acts of kindness, and participate in many other age-appropriate activities to help them understand more about kindness.

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34 Random Acts of Kindness to Try Today!
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On the Third Day, we Shared ways to Encourage and Teach Respect to Children

To show respect is to show high regard for people, property, and the community recognizing each has value and worth. At Stepping Stone School, we want to partner with you to encourage and teach respect to children. During the month of March, we focus on teaching respect as children participate in activities promoting respect for others and their property.

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4 Ways to Model Respect!
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On the Fourth Day, we Shared Ways to Teach Children Trustworthiness

Able to be relied on; deserving of confidence; one in whom you can place trust and know it will not be betrayed. Stepping Stone School focuses on the character development trait of trustworthiness in the month of April. A trustworthy person is honest, follows the rules, keeps a promise, is not unkind, and does not take things that do not belong to them. Developing an attitude of trust, being trustworthy, and building trust with one another takes time, but through responsive caregiving, children learn in a manner which supports the development of trust.

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Teaching Children to be Trustworthy
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On the Fifth Day, we Shared Ways to Teach Children Ownership Skills

Taking responsibility for the choices you make. Being responsible for the words you say and the actions you take. As a part of our Kindness and Empathy Curriculum™, Stepping Stone School teachers teach children about what it means to take Ownership for their actions and behaviors. Children will participate in a variety of developmentally appropriate discussions and learning activities as they learn about this important character trait.

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How to Help Your Child “Connect the Dots” to Develop Ownership Skills
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On the Sixth Day, we Shared 5 Ways to Develop Empathy in Your Child

The ability to understand and share the feelings, experiences, and perspective of another person. Empathy is a key aspect of emotional intelligence through which individuals imagine what another is experiencing as if feeling it themselves. Empathy is a complex skill to develop. First, a child must be able to recognize others have different thoughts and feelings than he has. Secondly, he must imagine himself in a similar situation to determine a possible solution to the problem the other child is

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Five Ways to Develop Empathy in your Children
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On the Seventh Day, we Shared Ways to Instill Responsibility in Your Child

Being dependable and making good choices; taking care of oneself and others, taking care of belongings, being reliable and trustworthy. Throughout the month of July, the teachers at Stepping Stone School provide children with focused activities centered around the Kindness and Empathy CurriculumTM trait of responsibility. Each week, teachers will read stories about responsibility and recognize responsible behaviors.

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How to Instill Responsibility and Independence in Your Child
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On the Eighth Day, we Shared ways to Help Your Child Understand Fairness

The quality of treating people in a way that is right and reasonable. During the month of August at Stepping Stone School, we focus our attention on the character goal of fairness. Younger children will learn foundational practices of fairness like sharing, caring for others, and following guidelines for safe play. Older children will extend their
learning by observing fairness in children’s literature and acting out what fair and unfair may look like in a classroom situation

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Helping Young Children Understand Fairness
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On the Ninth Day, we Shared 5 Ways to Encourage Cooperation

Cooperation is working together for a common purpose. Through cooperation, children learn aspects which make this transition into a group of learners possible. By focusing on aspects of cooperation like sharing, taking turns, and working together, the teachers at Stepping Stone School are prepared to meet the new school year with new children as well.

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5 Easy Ways to Encourage Cooperation
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On the Tenth Day, we Shared 5 Ways to Build Integrity

Being honest and trustworthy no matter who is watching or what the outcome will be. Consciously choosing to do what is morally right. During the month of October, our activities are focused on the character trait of integrity. Integrity is described as
consistency in both words and actions while following a strong moral compass.

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5 Easy Ways to Build Integrity
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On the Eleventh Day we Shared 5 Ways to Help Your Child Develop Perseverance at Home

Persistence in doing something even when it is difficult. Continuing towards a goal despite difficulty or delay in success. Doing your very best. At Stepping Stone School, we recognize the value of perseverance and encourage growth in this area daily. Our Platinum Learning for LifeTM curriculum is specially designed to provide developmentally appropriate activities for children of all ages. Each child is provided the support and care he needs to become confident and prepared both socially and academically.

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5 Easy Ways to Help Your Child Develop Perseverance at Home
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On the Twelfth Day, we Shared How to Encourage Compassion in Meaningful Ways

Sympathetic concern for another’s misfortune coupled with the desire to help, feeling
the joys and hurts of others. Throughout December, Stepping Stone School focuses on
developing compassion in meaningful ways. Whether it is modeling compassionate care
in our infant classrooms, developing empathy by learning to recognize feelings in our toddler classrooms, identifying acts of kindness within our pre-kindergarten classrooms, or engaging in compassionate living by visiting residents of local nursing homes in our school age classrooms. Stepping Stone School is committed to developing children who participate in compassionate living by focusing on consideration, kindness, and empathy.

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5 Mr. Rogers and His Spirit of Compassion
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