Last week we practice complimenting each other. In this week’s “1 minute Peppy Talks”, we will continue on that path and add the ability to describe on another and to recognize positive qualities.
Exercise; This is a practice that works best if you’re in a group with family members or the children’s friends. Write down everyone’s name on a piece of paper vertically, one name per paper so everyone get their own paper. Take one name at a time and try to come up with adjectives or descriptive phrases for each letter that you all agree on. It’s a good practice for collaboration as well.
Ask; Are the others description of you accurate?
- Is there something you miss in the description?
- What did it feel like to hear the others describe you?
- What did it feel like to describe the others?
- What is good about describing each other? What is less good?
Purpose; To train the ability to see positive qualities in others as well as to get something positive to add to your self-image
Want to experience more? This is a great exercise to combine both emotional learning with academic as it also allows you to practice the alphabet together with the kids. In fact, social and emotional learning is known to have a positive impact on children’s future academic achievements.