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Self-Awareness by Mind Map: Self-Awareness

1. Social Development

1.1. dividing children into small groups and tell them to plan questions that they would like to ask other group members. playing in groups and will encourage children to build relationships with each other. they will feel belonged.

1.2. invite children to work together in a large group to assemble a human skeleton card-board structure. they will work together and interact. learn to work in a team.

1.3. in small groups provide children digital technology like i-pads and tell them to find out about humans and their feelings. they can watch videos and then as an educator to provoke their thinking ask open ended questions.

1.4. engage children to decide what they want to play. giving them options and do a voting activity. where children can raise hands and select play experience depending on majority of votes.

1.5. passing the ball game. it could be played outdoor or in door. children stand in a circle. one of them start the conversation about any topic and then gives the ball to next person. the person who gets the ball has to contribute by sharing his/her thoughts. and so on. in this game children learn to take turns and interact with others. they listen and respond to one another.

2. Communication

2.1. Inviting children in groups and provide them questions to ask each other. Listen to their responses and intervene to enhance their language skills. They will build relationships by communicating.

2.2. tell children to organizing presentation about themselves to introduce themselves. Preparing speech and sharing their interests with classmates.

2.3. show them pictures of them or their family. then ask them to talk about the picture. they will learn to share their ideas and develop critical thinking and sense of their surroundings.

2.4. activities such as role-play where children can pretend to be someone else and get to experience new behaviours. talk to one another in play experience.

2.5. communicating after story telling. start conversation with children what did they liked the most in the story. ask them what would they want to be if they were the part of the story character and why.

3. Personal Development

3.1. use a chart with facial expression such as angry, happy or sad. everyday when each child walks in classroom ask them how they are feeling today and tell them to place their name tag under the emotions(happy,sad,mad). afterwards have conversation with children to help them feel better if they are upset or angry.

3.2. sit in between the group of children and give them cards choose according to the colours they like. then ask children question about what do they do when they are upset. randomly say any colour whoever has that colour card will be answering the question. give them options like do they listen to music, play with their favourite toys. they will find new ways to cope with their emotions.

3.3. some days instead of planning a play experiences. ask children what do they want to do today. that will support them think and decide together what they like and make decision in a group.

3.4. activity in dramatic area to dress up as their favourite superheros. they will develop imagination and understand their desires.

3.5. teaching children about their culture and beliefs. sitting with group and talking about their religions. for inclusion arranging cultural theme day. when children can dress up according to their customs.

4. Health and Fitness

4.1. developing check lists about well-being so children can evaluate themselves and praising their scores. additionally, i can have talk with children how they can stay healthy and active by implementing new strategies.

4.2. planning outdoor big-body play activities. such as rope games(Tug-O-War). which is quite common and good game. where teacher is on the one side and children on the other.

4.3. DANCE!! the best play for children. play the music and plan good steps for children to dance and feel energetic.

4.4. sitting with children and making lists of the foods that are healthy and nutritious. asking children what do they like to eat and what is healthy for them. prepare diet charts.

4.5. plan a outdoor game everyday according to children's preference. ask them what they would like to do and follow their lead. because outdoor play helps them to grow and stay fit.

5. The Arts

5.1. provocation for making their own face figure by using modelling clay. they will develop sense of self and understanding facial expressions.

5.2. organizing games about human organs. they can choose organs. afterwards provide them crayons, pencil colours, markers, water colours etc. to draw or paint human organs.

5.3. give children loose parts and let them use their own creativity to create their superheros.

5.4. provide children paper strips with printed text like confident, real, happy, Girl, honest and healthy etc. and then make a centre box with printed text of (I AM). ask children to choose paper strips about what they think about themselves and stick them around the centre box. they will learn about their skills and strengths.

5.5. simple and engaging play activity for children would be watching their fingerprints. create a invitation with materials like paint and plan papers. children can apply paint on their fingers and print on paper. moreover, bringing microscope in class could be great. so children can inquire more effectively about fingerprints.