In the A-Z of life, it’s the little things that matter! That’s what Pratham’s gratitude list reminded me of!
The list is evolving ever since we started practicing Gratitude this way, here’s one such list:
This list would be an ever-evolving one. Some days we are only at A, B, C, D, E, the kids’ attention span as per Psychiatrist Colette Poole- Boykin is not more than ‘Kids age multiplied by 2 or 5 minutes’, the result approximates the amount of time the child can stay focused.
P.S. 1) Most of our list elements would speak more about cars and types of cars which my son owns at home.
2) Words starting with K, Q, U, Y and Z did not come to my son Pratham initially, so I introduced a few words to him and as he is learning phonics and sounds, so introducing new words seems easier for me.
Benefits of ‘A – Z Gratitude Game‘:
- Parents and children, both are practising Gratitude in the company of one another. It helps them in building the bond stronger and also assists them with exercising of the gratitude muscles. Just as physical exercise is important, so is gratitude practices for children and parent both.
- This further contributes to enhancing their vocabularies where more words can be introduced to the child in a play-way method.
- Early gratitude practices help in Self Discovery & Personal Development of a child. With this, you are also teaching the kids about the sense of organs and body parts.