This week we celebrated Pink shirt day in my daycare.
Why is this important and what does it mean?
For me it is important, especially nowadays that being selfish and expressing rudeness without showing any consideration for other's feelings is so common.
We adults even laugh and justify a bully in different ways and on a daily basis.
All of this affects our children because parents and teachers are the ones that model their behaviour and how they will behave in the future.
So, teaching children how to behave with each other is a way to also remind the parents about respect, empathy, solidarity and cooperation.
Every week we will talk a little about this.
The Pink Shirt Day, a movement started in 2007 when a group of children organized a high school protest to wear pink in sympathy with a grade 9 boy who was being bullied for wearing a pink shirt.
This act of kindness inspired to help other youth affected by bullying.
Let the children express themselves. Put some music, offer the children different materials, different textures and colours to paint, and allow their imagination. After they finish you can ask them. What they see., what they feel when they were painting.