TEAMWORK IS COOPERATING WITH OTHERS TO REACH A SHARED GOAL. THESE GOALS MAY BE TOO LARGE, OR TOO DIFFICULT, FOR ONE PERSON TO ACCOMPLISH ALONE, BUT WHEN PEOPLE COME TOGETHER AS A TEAM, AMAZING THINGS HAPPEN!
This month we are learning about teamwork. Teamwork is easy to define – the meaning is right there in the word. However, the applications of teamwork can be more wide-ranging and nuanced than kids realize. “Team” isn’t limited to the sports they may play. Their “team” can be their family, their classmates at school, and peer groups they are part of.
How can you help?
- Have a family game night where you play a game that requires all players working together as a team rather than playing against one another.
- When assigning chores, have children work as a unit rather than splitting tasks (ex. One child washes dishes and the other dries and puts them away; one child gathers trash from inside trash bins to the main trashcan and the other takes the large trash bag out).
- Volunteer as a family – explain to your children that you and your fellow volunteers are all part of one team. Ask them how much they think their team can get done during the time period for which you are volunteering.