Staford school believes that each child is special and parents should strive to make the child realize this. It is important for young children to feel good about themselves, as this builds the necessary confidence in one’s abilities and encourages children to do their best to make a difference to the world around them.
We believe, it is never too early to teach the power of a positive attitude and the importance of having self-confidence. With this guiding thought in mind, the pre-primary section of Staford School celebrated the joy of being special.
On Friday, 7th March 2014, the children of the pre-primary section had a fun-filled time of self-discovery and self-appreciation. They also thoroughly enjoyed acknowledging the various ways in which each child was special and welcomed that as well.
An “All about me” session was conducted wherein teachers involved the children in a game encouraging the children to speak about themselves- describing themselves, their likes and dislikes. Children described their uniqueness by talking not only about their appearance and physical features, such as the structure of their face, colour of the eyes and hair, their finger prints, length of hair, or height, but also the quality of their voice, their ability to dance, sing, run, hop, stand on one foot, draw, write well, recite rhymes, repeat numbers, mimic and what not.
Rhymes such as ‘Special, special, I am special, you are special’ were sung. Various games to help children identify others, and what made them ‘special’ were played to make children understand that each child is gifted with special traits.
The “I am Special” day was an attempt at helping develop positive self-esteem in preschoolers. At the end of the day the children were all very happy to be what they are! They proudly wore their badge saying I am special and gleefully smiled and said “I’m happy to be me!”
Our society would be so much more healthy and happy, if all of us realized and remembered that each of us have enormous potential, that we have our own special abilities, and that we need to enhance those abilities to be proud and happy of who we are!