Helping children learn values that will help them become good citizens. Ideas from the Character Essentials curriculum from Kiddie Academy.
We celebrate Independence Day every year because we feel proud to be Americans. It presents us with a perfect opportunity to focus on pride, our featured Character Education trait for July. “We feel proud when we achieve a goal or receive recognition for a job well done,” says Richard Peterson,…Read Post
Liar, liar pants on fire. Almost everybody has heard this little ditty before. The thought of one’s trousers bursting into flames upon telling a fib would seem more than enough to promote honesty. But alas, this simple yet graphic poem appears not to have the effect you might expect. So,…Read Post
Question: What goes, “Oink, flop, oink, flop, oink, flop”? Answer: A pig with a flat tire. Jokes – even goofy ones – almost always put a smile on our faces. Jokes are one way we communicate humor – the ability to perceive and appreciate comedy in the world and within…Read Post
Thanks to a little pedal pushing, students at Kiddie Academy of Abingdon in Maryland raised more than $10,000 for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. The money was raised during a “Trike-a-Thon” hosted by the Academy on April 12. “We feel it is important that we teach children about the different ways…Read Post
It feels so good when someone thanks you for something you’ve done. That means they appreciate your efforts and what you mean to them. “Giving thanks is not only being polite, it also makes us feel good,” said Richard Peterson, Kiddie Academy’s Vice President of Education. “When children feel good about…Read Post
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