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Episode 121: You Are Special/ Daniel is Special

You are Special
The children are putting on a show at school today, each doing something that makes them special. O the Owl wants to be just like the others but, with a little encouragement, he learns that there are things that make him special, too.

Daniel is Special
Daniel and Dad take a walk through the neighborhood, admiring the colors of the leaves. On their way, they meet Miss Elaina and O the Owl who each do special things that make Daniel wonder if he is as special as they are.  Dad reminds Daniel of the things that make him special, like his whimsical imagination!

Learning Goal
The learning goal of this episode is to help children appreciate their uniqueness – and the uniqueness of others.

Strategy Song:
I like you just the way you are.

 Timeless Wisdom from Fred Rogers
We’re all so much alike…and yet we’re all so different! A child’s sense of identity grows slowly and for several years isn’t likely to be very secure. As children grow, they need opportunities to express their uniqueness, whether in choosing the clothes they want to wear or in developing their unique art projects. There are always times when children need to do what everyone else is doing, but there are also many times when we can support children’s self-esteem by helping them carry out their own ideas. –  Fred Rogers

Read more on  How You are Special

Activity
Make Your Own Self Portrait



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