As pre-kindergartners embark on their educational journey, they are at a crucial age where they are discovering their natural abilities and developing their talents. Talents are not just assets for academic success, but they also play a vital role in personal happiness and positive self-concept.
In this reinforcement lesson, pre-kindergartners are encouraged to nurture their talents and are taught different ways to improve them. Using different teaching strategies, pre-kindergartners are taught that no one is born best at their natural abilities. The only secret to achieving their best is by managing their talents.
"Talents are not just assets for academic success, but they also play a vital role in personal happiness and positive self-concept."
Starting with a puppet play, the hedgehog puppets, Squeak and Mimi, begin this lesson by showcasing their talent for singing. They are having a good time until Mimi whispers that Squeak doesn’t sing very well. Oh no! Does that mean that Squeak doesn’t have talent? No, it doesn’t. He just needs more practice, as it is one way to manage it.
Through this play, the students learn that they do not have to be best at the things they love to do, at first. Squeak is right; talents need to be managed to improve! Besides, they are still young, so there is much room for improvement!
After the play, the students participate in an interactive class discussion that allows them to share how they will improve their talents. They promise to practice the things that they love to do more, even if they are already good at it, because it makes them feel good! Finally, they end the lesson by marking their Positive Behavior Chart to show their commitment.
There are many benefits to helping pre-kindergartners develop and improve their talents, including better performance, self-confidence, and a positive self-concept. The goal of this lesson is to teach pre-kindergartners how to manage their talents by using and improving them.