Hi everyone! It’s Mandy (mother of 2 – an almost 5-year-old boy and a 1-year-old girl). I am blogging on Be the Difference, recapping some valuable tips from Empowering Kids With Character – The Show!

Fairness Swap! - mariadismondy.com

September’s theme is FAIRNESS and on the 13th, Maria shared an activity to show fairness! You can watch the video here. Maria references an article, written by Sylvia Cini, where she got this idea!

This is a fun activity for children to do that will help them learn about “fairness” (and help recycle toys – hello!). You gather up several neighborhood children and have each child bring one toy from home (let them know ahead of time that they will be parting with this toy!). Have everyone place their toys in the center of the room/table and allow them to decide a FAIR way for each child to choose a “new” toy to take home! This is very similar to games played around the holidays by many adults! ?

I think this is such a great idea in more ways then just showing fairness – you’re also encouraging decision-making (choosing a fair way as to who will go first/last), prioritizing (what toy will they part with and then choose to take home?), and teamwork (they have to work TOGETHER to decide on the fairness of how this activity is played).

Maria also reminded us that on September 1st, she launched an Alexa Flash Briefing on positive parenting! While going about your day, you can just say “Alexa, share my briefing” and she’ll share Maria’s quick, 1 minute, briefing! It’s absolutely FREE to add this app to your Alexa so check it out!

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