Encouraging our Children to be Little Heroes of Inclusion!
Psalm 139:13 – 14
For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother's womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.
For children's day this year, we hoped to move the children to see that Children’s Day is about celebrating all children! It is not just about themselves, but their peers too. Thus, we introduced the10 Ways to be a Little Hero Children's Day cards. You may download them below.
Little Heroes of Inclusion are exemplars others can look up to, who show extraordinary care and consideration for their friends with learning needs or disabilities. Our Little Heroes are not necessarily doing “extraordinary things”, but are doing ordinary things with extraordinary love. These role models tell the story that everyone can do it, and inclusion starts with looking to our special friends as individuals who are fearfully and wonderfully made. Values are inculcated at this young age; they are the most innocent and pure at this age. They do not distinguish themselves from those who have needs or those who do not. There is no prejudice but they see misbehaviours and quirks, and observe how adults respond to those misbehaviours and quirks. Through these cards, we hope to empower children to shape the next. We tend to see children merely as passive consumers of information, but if we looked at them as active change agents they are capable of doing so much more.
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