It’s early August and that means it’s time to start serious school preparations. Two weeks until the first day of school! As a homeschooling parent, I’m parent, teacher, and administrator of our little school. No pressure 🙂
One of the perks of homeschooling is that we have the time and focus to address all aspects of our kids’ lives as part of school. This year, Princess will begin preschool and one of our goals for her is that maturity leap from self-centered toddler toward empathetic, reasonable child. And I found a great resource to help her do it!
She’s answered to Princess from the day she was born, so why not use that identity to help her learn more princess-like behavior? I found a great resource from Disney: A Disney Princess Primer.
Cinderella reminds little princesses not to interrupt, Aurora teaches princess vocabulary like “Please” and “Thank You” and Pocahontas explains the joys of sharing. Great lessons for any kid (or adult) to remember! I do like that the Disney princesses go into the tougher side of being a Princess – Tiana tells young princesses “Got a dream? Get to work!”
I printed the document, then cut out each princess image and text and mounted them on pastel construction paper. Each week I’ll give her another letter from a Princess to introduce a new behavior goal.
We’ll post these around the classroom, or maybe her bedroom, as reminders of her Princess Lessons.