July 30th is International Day of Friendship!
'The International Day of Friendship was proclaimed in 2011 by the UN General Assembly with the idea that friendship between peoples, countries, cultures, and individuals can inspire peace efforts and build bridges between communities.
The resolution places emphasis on involving young people, as future leaders, in community activities that include different cultures and promote international understanding and respect for diversity.'
We know that true friendship is a two-way street.
Friends come in many guises: parents, siblings, spouses, children, neighbours, people we meet along the way.
Whether for a reason, a season, or a lifetime, friends are an integral part of our lives, socially, emotionally, and spiritually, and they all have one thing in common - they enrich our lives and leave footprints on our hearts! 💗
As a mother and a teacher, I believe it is essential for children to learn the true meaning of friendship - to learn that it is not just about having friends, it is also about being a friend.
To that end, my friend and colleague, Kathryn Radloff, and I create curriculum-aligned song & poem-based resources to help students learn curriculum content, themes, and concepts.
Our catchy song, 'All Weather Friends' is one such resource. The weather-themed lyrics help students to understand the value, meaning, and importance of friendship.
Video Preview Sample
Preview sample of a School Assembly Performance
If you are looking for a child-friendly resource to kick start discussion around the topic of friendship, 'All-Weather Friends' not only fits the bill, I think you'll also agree, it also serves as a wonderful performance piece! :-)
Until next time, stay safe, and stay well!
Yours, in friendship,
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