The ability to collaborate is a great social skill to have. Practicing to cooperate will help your child learn how to work with people of different backgrounds, ideas and opinions and enable him/her to achieve a common goal with others; either in their professional or personal life. That is why this week’s “1 minute Peppy Talks” is about cooperation.
Exercise; Sit down in a circle. The assignment is to without speaking draw a line one after the other on a paper that is passed around. Keep doing so until someone thinks there is a picture emerging. He/she will then shout: “Cooperation!” and then describe the picture he/she sees. When the picture is identified the drawing will pass round another time for everyone to contribute to the finished picture.
Ask; What did you think the picture looked like?
- Did someone think the same?
- What did you feel when the picture was identified?
- How did it feel to cooperate?
- Do you usually cooperate? When?
- How do you want to cooperate in order for it to feel good?
- Do adults usually cooperate?
Purpose; To practice cooperation and thinking freely.
Want to experience more? A lot of the scenarios in the kids’ apps Peppy Pals Farm and Peppy Pals Beach are about collaboration and how five animal characters can help each other out. Try and ask the same questions while playing the games together. The apps are now free to download on both iOS and Android until the end of May.