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Teaching children respect
Respectful Rabbit teaches children that respect should be demonstrated towards all people, and emphasizes the old adage, "Treat others as you would like to be treated". It is important that children internalize that respect does not just come in one form. Respectful Rabbit helps children better understand what it means to be respectful, and that respect should be shown to more than just other human beings. On top of showing respect towards others, you should show respect towards the environment, belongings, and animals!
Characters of Character believes that reaching children at an early age is critical. Respect is one of nine character traits that our organization focuses on. Respect can be shown in more than just one way, and Characters of Character helps children to realize that, understand what respect means, and internalize respect. It is no surprise that old habits are hard to break. We focus on teaching respect at an early age, not only to allow children to show this trait from the start, but also because the earlier that the child internalizes the trait, the easier it becomes for them to show respect, and use respect, as they continue to mature and grow.
Be respectful to those around you
Respect in the Classroom Video
Are you looking for a fun and engaging way to help your students or children understand ways to be respectful in the classroom? Take a moment to view our video featuring Respectful Rabbit. Joni will discuss a few ways that you can portray respect in the classroom, announce the contest winner, share a letter written to Respectful Rabbit, and let you know how your letter could be featured in one of our videos.
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Respect in the Classroom Activity Book
Want something more than just the printable list of ways to be respectful in the classroom? This coloring and activity book might be just what you're looking for. Includes 30 colored stickers, and 16 pages of pure fun. Make learning exciting with our Character, Respectful Rabbit.
Printable list of ways to be respectful in the classroom
If you missed the link during the video, or skipped the video, you can print your own copy of 'Ways to be respectful in the classroom' here. You can also click on the large photo above to print your copy.
How to show respect
Someone once told me that their favorite character trait that we teach is respect. They believed that if someone had respect, all the other traits would follow easily. For example, if you respect yourself you will have confidence in your actions and if you are proud of who you are, you will be kind to others. So what are some ways that you can begin to teach children respect?
Respect the earth, pick up your trash.
Respect your body, get a good night's rest.
Respect your parents, don't throw a tantrum.
Respect yourself, do your very best.
Respect others, think before you speak.
Respect your toys, put them away when you are done playing with them.
Those are such a few example of ways to show respect. Don't wait, get started today by bringing respect to your household. But don't abuse the privilege of having someone respect you. Children learn from example and while it's important that they respect you, it is also important that you do the same to them.
Social and emotional learning tools
Respectful Rabbit is a character that was created to help teach children respect, help children to understand what respect means, and help children to internalize respect. This friendly character gives children a creative outlet while building character in themselves.
Characters of Character has created a unique, friendly, and engaging way to reach children through the use of our nine characters. While building character in children, in this case respect, our organization is also helping children develop skills such as social and decision making. Respectful Rabbit also allows children to establish an emotional connection, one that may have not been created before.
Respectful Rabbit helps children to internalize a valuable character trait, without children feeling like it is mandatory of them. Learning should be fun, not something that children dread. Respectful Rabbit provides children with an outlet to express themselves, while internalizing a very valuable trait. Through various tools and resources, our Character helps children internalize respect while helping to develop social skills, emotional skills, and so much more.
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Respect is earned!
"Many adults assume that respect is something that is simply given to them. That isn't true. Respect is something that is EARNED, not given. But that doesn't give anyone the right to be rude or inconsiderate, you should still show respect towards everyone and everything." Respectful Rabbit
Respectul Rabbit Products Available
As our organization continues to learn and grow based on the needs of the people that we meet, we add new products to our line. We now offer a variety of children's books, positive reinforcements, character education programs, bookmarks, coloring books, and more! The best part is that we never quit working to make better, and more efficient products to fit the needs of those trying to teach character to children. Whether you are a parent, educator, or just someone looking to make a difference in the life of a child, we offer tools and resources to help children better relate to the message that each Character represents. Click on the picture to see the products we have available for Respectful Rabbit!