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Sunbird sings

Family Activities

Our children often resemble the sunbird when they get excited; When they feel happy, angry, or sad, they look for an outlet through which to express their feelings, and try to share them with others. However, this desire to express their feelings is not always compatible with the desires and ...

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Dear Parents,

The sunbird was overjoyed and overwhelmed with a desire to sing. The bird searched hard for a place to sing, but whenever it sang it annoyed another animal; He disturbed the crow during his nap, the sick duck and the rest of the animals as well, until he found the farmer who enjoyed his singing and sang with him.

Our children often resemble the sunbird when they get excited; When they feel happy, angry, or sad, they look for an outlet through which to express their feelings, and try to share them with others. However, this desire to express their feelings is not always compatible with the desires and feelings of others.

The book invites us to be alert to the feelings of our children, to listen to them and support them in dealing with them. Likewise, the book invites us to enhance the child’s ability to acknowledge the other and their needs and desires, which may differ - and may sometimes even contradict – the child’s needs.

 

Family Activities

  • Let’s talk
  • about feelings and desires: We can read the story with our children many times, and we can talk about the feelings and desires of the bird on the one hand, and the feelings and desires of the different characters in the story on the other. We can then ask them: What did each character feel? And what was their desire? We can try to name the feelings accurately.
  • about different ways of expressing feelings: The sunbird expresses his joy by singing. We can ask our child how they express feelings such as joy, anger, and sadness.
  • about communicating with others: The bird annoyed his neighbors with his singing, and they stopped him angrily. We can ask our child: Why did the rest of the animals ask the bird to stop singing? How did the bird feel? How do you think they should have asked him to stop singing? How do you think we should talk to others?
  • about balancing the needs and desires of everyone: We can talk about situations in which the desires of one family member conflict with another (for example: one wants to play, while the other wants to sleep and rest). We can ask our children to suggest ways to balance everyone’s needs and desires. For example, we can ask them to build a program or write/draw an agreement between family members in which the child is a partner in organizing the day, according to everyone's wishes.
  • Let’s act
  • We can take on the roles of animals, and we can act out alternative reactions to the bird. In addition, we can choose different life situations and act them out with our children in order to show them how to behave and what to say (for example, when we ask someone to return an item that they took from us).
  • Let’s explore
  • The sunbird is a small bird that distinguishes the natural landscape in our country, and we often see it in our gardens sipping on the nectar of flowers with its sharp beak. It is fun to explore and learn about it using pictures and other information.
  • We can attract beautiful birds: we can prepare a small box of grains or water, and hang it on a tree or put it on the garden floor, to attract beautiful birds to our garden.
  • Let’s create
  • Miniatures: The book’s drawings present Persian miniatures drawn from the heritage of the painter’s homeland. We can search online for pictures of a mandala that are rich in miniatures and are suitable for coloring. We can then print and color them with our children as a family activity and as a way to release feelings.
  • Enjoy your reading!

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