What Is Talent and Why Is It Important| Learn through Pre-K SEL

Pre KindergartenLesson: 312

What Is Talent and Why It Is Important to Develop in Pre-Kindergarten

The pre-kindergarten students feel like singing, drawing, and dancing! It’s because their fifth gift is the very wonderful gift of ‘talents!’ Talents are the amazing things that they can do naturally! The class joins Squeak and Mimi as the two hedgehog puppets sing a song, in their puppet play, about a wonderful talent they have: singing.

This lesson introduces pre-kindergartners to the positive action of managing their talents. It uses different teaching techniques to ensure a fun learning experience, including a puppet play featuring Squeak and Mimi, the "Eight Gifts" poster, a Manager’s Cap, a sticker, and ICU Messages.

"Talents are abilities that pre-kindergartners are naturally gifted with and, if nurtured, can blossom into passions and aspirations that can guide them toward the path they want to take in life."

During the class discussion, the students earn the "Talents" sticker—a badge for their Manager’s Cap. Then they pass the cap around and talk about the marvelous talents that they possess. Afterward, the teacher allows them to draw it on paper using crayons. They come up with a lot of wonderful images about talent management!

In the end, the class learns that their talents are important, as it makes them feel good about themselves when they use and manage them. It also helps them to improve themselves. The class finishes off by reading the ICU messages from the ICU box to serve as positive reinforcement. Doing positive actions is another talent of the students! They can do lots of wonderful things!

Pre-kindergartners need to develop and maximize their talents by managing them wisely, as talents can pave the way to success. Talents are abilities that pre-kindergartners are naturally gifted with and, if nurtured, can blossom into passions and aspirations that can guide them toward the path they want to take in life. This lesson teaches pre-kindergartners different strategies for managing their talents, such as exploring new opportunities, honing their abilities, and committing to practice.

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