The Big Idea: It's comforting for kids to know that they live within a circle of care.
- Remind children that there are many people who care about them—that’s what the “Circle of Care” is all about. Together, complete the page: children draw pictures of themselves, then close family and friends, then neighborhood helpers such as doctors, teachers, and police. Label all the pictures with names or descriptions.
- Talk with children about each person, and name ways that person cares for them. For instance, “Grandma picks you up from school and reads you a book,” or “Your doctor helps you feel better when you’re sick.”
- Look at the completed page together. Say, “Look, you are never alone. There are always people who will be there to help you. The Circle of Care is like a giant hug!”