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The Big Idea: It 's comforting for kids to know that they live within a circle of care.

Exploring Kids’ “Circle of Care”

Offering Comfort Age 2 to 6 10 Min

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  1. Remind children that there are many people who care about them—that’s what the “Circle of Care” is all about. Together, complete the page: children draw pictures of themselves, then close family and friends, then neighborhood helpers such as doctors, teachers, and police. Label all the pictures with names or descriptions.
  1. Talk with children about each person, and name ways that person cares for them. For instance, “Grandma picks you up from school and reads you a book,” or “Your doctor helps you feel better when you’re sick.”
  1. Look at the completed page together. Say, “Look, you are never alone. There are always people who will be there to help you. The Circle of Care is like a giant hug!”