Saturday, September 18, 2010

how do I help kids identify their skills?

Everyone is has something they're good at. Often times we focus so much on getting better at things we forget to be content to recognize the skills we already have. Helping kids identify their own skills helps them celebrate their uniqueness and feelings of self worth.
Identifying our own skills can be a life long adventure!

Try making a "Good-At List":
Here's How: Get a piece of paper and some markers. Ask each child what he or she thinks she is good at and write it down. Both you and the children can work together to get as many good-at's on the list for each child.
Later on you can also make a chart of similar good-at's everyone has. We always keep adding to our list because once we are looking for what we are good at, we are sure to want it written down!


Theresa Milstein said...

I think that's a great idea. Especially if a child is struggling, focusing on what they CAN do is a big ego-booster!

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Barbra Stephens said...

Good point, Theresa. Helping kids focus on what's positive rather than negative feelings about skills they can aquire later.

@ Anonymous
Glad we could help!