The Influence of Family to Self-Concept: Fun SEL Activity for Kindergarten

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The Influence of Family on Self-Concept: Fun SEL Activity for Kindergarten

What is a family? How can family relationships influence self-concept and development?

Family refers to a group of people related by blood, marriage, or adoption, with a strong emotional bond that nurtures and provides a sense of belonging. They are children’s primary caregivers and source of security and comfort. Their response to the needs of their children significantly influences the way children see themselves, understand their self-worth, and react to various situations.

For example, children who feel their family's love, support, and acceptance of their interests develop self-confidence and react more positively toward failures. They also see themselves as worthy of second chances and improvement.

In this lesson, kindergarten students learn how meaningful their families are to their self-concept formation and lives.

"Family, in all shapes and sizes, greatly influences self-concept, mindset, and behavior. Helping kindergartners uncover this knowledge develops their self-awareness and allows them to better manage themselves."

To begin, the students are asked to share how each member of their family makes them feel good about themselves. They are encouraged to share their family experiences and how they enjoy their time with their families.

After that, a fun SEL activity is conducted to reinforce the lesson concepts. Here, students are instructed to cut out family pictures from an old magazine, showing their idea of a family. This artwork is then added to their "All About Me" booklets, a compilation of their activity sheets and outputs.

Family, in all shapes and sizes, greatly influences self-concept, mindset, and behavior. Helping kindergartners uncover this knowledge develops their self-awareness and allows them to better manage themselves.

It is important to keep in mind that discussions about family can be a sensitive topic for anyone, especially young students. Teachers are advised to approach this lesson with caution and sensitivity.

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