Teaching Kids Gratitude, Appreciation and Thankfulness

Do you want your kids to express gratitude and thankfulness but not sure if they know how?


It isn’t a defiant thing or a bad attitude thing, it’s just that many kids are not developmentally ready and often need to be explicitly taught to show their gratitude.



Young children are born egocentric and it takes more than a couple of years for them to begin to understand the perspectives of others.


But being thankful for what you have is a good start and a great way to teach this abstract concept is to help them build awareness and appreciation for the things they value.

Asking them questions like “What’s your favorite toy?” or “Who do you like to play with?” are excellent conversation starters to discuss things they are thankful for.


That’s why this thanksgiving activity is designed to start now to build in thankfulness all month.


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