THERE’S SOMETHING SPECIAL ABOUT ME!
Designate a “My Favorites” day for each child. On the designated day, allow
the child to bring a favorite toy, wear a favorite article of clothing, have a fa-
vorite story read, lead a favorite game, sing a favorite song, and sit in a favor-
ite spot. Encourage discussion about why the child likes these things, and show
appreciation and support for the choices.
materials identified by children
Have a series of “My Favorite” days,
each with a different focus, such as
“Favorite Book Day” or “Favorite
Thing about Myself Day.” Encourage
each child to select his favorite for the
day and share it with the group.
LE Read and discuss You’re All My Favor-
ites by Sam McBratney. Talk about
how sometimes there is not a single
favorite and how people can like
several things (or people) in equal
Create a chart of favorite games
you play with the children. Put
their names down the side and the
game names across the top. Each
child then places an X in the correct
box to indicate a favorite game.
With the children, count the votes
for each game, and let them know
which game is the favorite of the
most people in the group.
Play, sing, move to the music, and
talk about the song “My Favorite
Things” by Julie Andrews or some
other performer. Encourage children
to think about their own favorite
things about themselves and share