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Cultivating Character In A Day Of Fun

Children are master copycats – and many character traits are created by imitation. Here are 10 ways you can incorporate character-building activities naturally into your daily routine.

10 everyday activities to cultivate your child's character

Encourage the chilren to explore the environment like climbing a ladder and patting pet in playground

COURAGE

Try a new experience like climbing a ladder at the playground or patting a neighbour’s pet.

 

Let the child draw something that he/she is grateful for

GRATITUDE

Draw one thing to be thankful for every week.

Explain extra gentle and care is needed for elderly and fragile items

GENTLENESS

Give your child several delicate items like a picture frame. Explain how some objects and people require extra gentleness.

Stretching with soft music can cultivate peacefulness

PEACEFULNESS

Put on some soft music and do stretches while taking deep breaths. Encourage your toddler to follow you.

Watering a plant helps implant the responsiblity in child

RESPONSIBILITY

Water a plant every day.

Muffin baked by children to share with neighbour is a kind of generosity

GENEROSITY

Bake some muffins and encourage your child to offer some to your neighbour.

Learn kindness by creating new home for stuffed toys

KINDNESS

Create a home for your stuffed toys.

Preparing a teatime snack is an act of service for a child too

SERVICE

Prepare a teatime snack for the family.

Children learns eye contact while speaking

RESPECT

Look into the eyes of the person you are speaking to.

Learn to say please and thank you when children request for sweets

COURTESY

Offer your child a special treat during mealtimes and request that they say “please” as they ask for new bites. Add “thank you” and “you’re welcome” as they master each word.

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