There are so many ways we can encourage kids to be good friends. And the actions that might be friendly to one child can feel totally overwhelming to another. In Clover Kitty Goes to Kittygarten, the other kitties aren’t really a squealing tornado of fangs and fur…but that’s how it feels to Clover.
Check out these adorable, easy-to-make craft-stick puppets using some of Hiroe Nakata’s fabulous art from my new book! Just print them out, tape them to craft sticks, and have a fabulous puppet playtime! You can act out scenarios from the book and make up your own, challenging kids to come up with friendly ways to respond to other kids in different circumstances. (More about Clover Kitty here.)
[My Classroom Connections posts will share a way to connect one of my books or poems to a classroom topic–often something timely that you might be covering in the next month or so. Please share this post if you have educator friends who might be interested–thanks!]