Sesame Street: Song -- I Love My Hair
This video features a brown Muppet with an afro proudly singing why she loves her hair.
A Muppet teaches that hair comes in many styles and shapes, and is beautiful in many forms. The video is about feeling good about who you are.
For more videos and activities from Sesame Street, please visit: http://www.sesamestreet.org
Teachers - for more information about the links between self-esteem and learning, check out this article from the National Association for the Education of Young Children.
Here are some ways to help support your child's self-esteem:
- Listen to children’s feelings and opinions. When a child has hurt feelings or is frightened, adults can acknowledge their feeling by saying—I can see that you are sad. I’d like to hear about what happened.
- Recognize and be specific about what your child accomplishes-- You counted out all four napkins and put them on the table. Good job, now we can eat. This lets your child know that their contribution is important and meaningful.
- Praise effort. When your child creates a piece of artwork, ask them what they think is good about their work. Instead of saying—that’s a nice picture, try—you picked a beautiful color for the sky!
- Research suggests that much of the influence over a child’s self-esteem comes from early positive experiences with parents.
- A strong link exists between children’s self-esteem and their success in school.
- Children develop healthy self-esteem when adults responsible for them show them respect and care and support their attempts to try new things.
- For Ages
- 2-5 years
- Time Required
- 5 min
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