Cody Learns to tell the Truth

Read The Story

Teaching Values to Young Children

Discussion Questions

How did the children in the story take care of themselves on their own?
The children in the story got dressed, brushed their teeth, zipped their jacket, and buckled their seat belt.

How did the children in the story help around the house?
The children in the story fed the cat, watered the flowers, recycled, and cleaned up their toys.

How did the children in the story feel because they did so much by themselves?
They felt proud of themselves.

What are some things you can do to help at home?
(This is an opportunity for an open-ended discussion.)

ACTIVITIES

Being Helpful

Tell someone all the things you can do by yourself. What are some other things you would like to learn to do? What are some things you shouldn’t do by yourself? Why?

Understanding when to be helpful:

  • Your Dad is setting the table. What can you do to help?
  • Your Mom is in the other room. You want something to eat, but you can’t reach the cookies. Should you call your mother, or try to get the cookies yourself?
  • You just finished playing with all your toys, and your family is having company soon. What should you do?

Your baby brother is crying, but your grandmother is in the other room and didn’t hear him. What should you do?

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