Prior to School


Perspective has a Latin root meaning "look through" or "perceive," and all the meanings of perspective have something to do with looking. Perspective taking is the ability to look beyond your own point of view, so that you can consider how someone else may think or feel about something. It's where you consider someone else's thoughts and feelings about something to see things from their perspective. Having perspective is essential for the interpretation of “why” and “how” situations happen and the capacity to respond appropriately. When one can grasp another’s perspective, they are more likely to be empathetic, anticipate other’s behaviour or thinking, handle conflicts peacefully, be less judgmental, value differences, and act in ways that are more helpful, supportive and kind. The activities sourced and designed provide opportunities for children and students to ‘walk in another’s shoes’ and examine different aspects of their own lives. Mastering perspective and sense making is a habit that students need for every part of life—from handling friendship conflicts today to mastering boardroom debates tomorrow.

Duck! Rabbit! Who Are You?

Duck rabbit by Amy Krouse Rosenthal is a book for young children narrated by two unseen voices, each taking an opposing viewpoint. This book is a starting point in the prior to school years for discussing the value of perspective-taking as children debate whether the character is a duck or if it a rabbit? The correct answer is never given making this is a great opportunity to talk about how two people can think differently about something, and both be right!

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