Tuesday, January 26 from 5:30 – 7:45 PM
This session will include:
Shake hands, eye contact, basic greeting
Good Table Manners
Set table with placemat template, joke, story
Please/Thank-you, chewing, talking, etc.
The Elements of Communication
Listening, social cues, kindness
Our Own Strengths and Needs
This first curriculum will focus on personal development and a child’s sense of self through games and exercises relative to the topics below. At the beginning of the evening, children will be grouped with a leader for dinner that includes a fun “ice breaker” to establish a social connection. They will be given an opportunity to practice and improve their basic everyday etiquette. Following dinner, the children will participate in a craft project that explores and affirms the inherent good in every child, fostering self-esteem and exploring their inner voice (self-talk.) Upon completion of the craft, the children will re-group to give them practice in social transitions. The new group will engage in a team building exercise that explores emotional expression. At the conclusion of the evening, the children will return to their original group and be given an opportunity to share their experiences. A take-home packet will reinforce the evening’s program.
Personal Development Exercises:
How to Communicate with Friends and Family
The Concept of Self-Esteem