Caitie is sharing helpful tips for learning in the classroom or at home using the song This Is The Way We Make Friends from Super Simple Songs! She sings the song and shows us gestures for the key vocabulary words, too! This a great song to teach little ones the social skills to use when making new friends.
Try these ideas in the classroom or at home!
- This song is a lovely reminder that we are all friends at school, and when we share and take turns, we are being good friends. Sing this song to promote that anytime your students need a reminder!
- Once your students are familiar with the song try dividing them into groups and have each group sing a different verse and do the actions as a group. Once the song is over, switch it up so each group is singing a new verse.
- Once you have sung the song, ask your students, what are some other things we do at school? Or, what are some other things that you like to do with friends? You can also talk about ways to be kind to people and ways to show friends you care.
- This is a great song to set the tone for your classroom or to reset after any social conflicts. Little ones will be reminded and encouraged to demonstrate the actions from the song in their everyday activities.