Last week, we celebrated Gratitude Week at Busy Bee! We asked children to bring in items that they were thankful for and we discussed the importance of gratitude. It was a great way for us to introduce the idea of feeling thankful and grateful for all the wonderful things in our lives!
We also discussed the important people in our lives such as our parents, family and friends. As Thanksgiving is a theme this month as well, it was the perfect way to introduce this idea of being thankful.
This attitude of gratitude is also crucial in fostering the feeling of empathy in children as well as modeling moral behaviour for them to observe. Children are natural observers and sponges that absorb so much from their surroundings, especially in their early years. By showing them the importance of caring, respecting and being grateful for people and objects in their lives, we hope to teach them these essential lessons in appreciation.
Here’s some food for thought: 7 Ways Gratitude Can Benefit You!
- Gratitude helps foster more relationships
- Gratitude improves physical health
- Gratitude improves psychological health
- Gratitude enhances empathy and reduces aggression
- Gratitude helps with better sleep
- Gratitude improves self-esteem
- Gratitude increases mental strength
Gratitude is an attitude for life! The more thankful and grateful we are, the more we can appreciate the little (and big) things in our lives.
DIY: Gratitude Board
Try this great project at home with your child. Create a poster board and fill it with pictures of all the things you are grateful for. Ask your child to contribute to the board as well, with pictures and drawings. Remind your child of why you are grateful for those people or things in your lives and remember the magic words: THANK YOU!
We would like you to know that we greatly appreciate each and every one of you for your love and support. We also want to thank our amazing team at Busy Bee! Nothing would be possible without the love and attention you give to our Baby and Bumblebees!
Thank YOU for taking the time to read this!
Have a BEE-utiful day!
BUSY BEE EDUCATION