Thursday, January 10, 2013

Teamwork!

Working as a team has great payoffs!  I love to help kids learn about working together and the best part is they have so much fun working as a team!  Today I worked with a couple of kids on the "buddy walkers".  I explained what they had to do and off they went.  They figured out how they were going to "get the job done" and even though they got frustrated, they stuck with it.  When we were processing afterwards, one of them said, "It was hard but I was NOT giving up!"  Geesh, I threw perseverance in without ever thinking about it!  (DOUBLE WIN!)  Have fun watching them work as a team below.

Read the following for the benefits of teamwork:

Teamwork requires people to work cooperatively with others towards a shared purpose. For a team to work together effectively, it takes all members of the team to respect each other’s abilities and opinions. Teamwork is a highly social activity and involves much interaction and exchanging of ideas and actions. Being part of a team enables your child to move from more intrapersonal (individual) ways of thinking to interpersonal (communicating with others). It will help a child in all areas of their learning, and help them to feel part of a community, too.
Working as part of a team will strengthen your child’s social and emotional skills, help develop their communication skills, and can improve confidence.   (Source: www.theschoolrun.com/importance-teaching-your-child-team)

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