300 by emma ugarelli
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MEET THE CHARACTER
Our main character, Lou, is a young Lion (2 ½ years old). Lou is a strong, healthy, independent, fearless, lively and friendly Lion with solid legs and the loudest roar that you ever heard. With vivacious rounded, big orangey-brown eyes with big round pupils. His eyes twinkle when he roars, and he always moves his nose up and down when he tries to make his friends laugh. His nose is pink with black dots. His ears are rounded and twitch when he gets nervous. Lou expresses his mood by facial expression. The mane is the most notorious part of his body; it is a blend of golden yellow and orange, bushy, thick and shiny. It moves gently with the breeze when Lou walks or runs. For his size, he has grown almost an adult mane. When Lou walks, he ambles and coordinates, moving the head from side to side, as if it with pride and elegance, and when he runs, he does it with solid and dramatic movements fling his precious mane. Lou is very proud of it. It is his most valuable possession.
But Lou has a “secret” he is afraid of going bald. But why? Lou is trying to teach us how to face fears. Even if he is afraid he faces it, he is looking for help. Help and support that he finds in his friends.
Why do I decide to write?
I always like to tell stories to my children in my daycare. Covid 19 makes me rethink what is essential in life what I want to give. Teaching children is my passion, but it is not teaching them only the academic things that are very important, and nowadays, they have so many ways to learn them. It guides them, teaches them social and emotional skills, makes them appreciate each other, and acknowledges their feelings and others' feelings. Today more than ever, I believe that we need to reinforce our social relations and teach our children ways of healthy social interactions and ways to deal with emotional situations and problems. We open the door to learn and talk about important topics for our social well-being through reading.
#child development #educational activities #cognitive stimulation for kids