Now that you, your chiidlren and your family have made their New Year’s Resolutions the question that you have to ask is, “How can you keep your New Year’s Resolutions?” and more importantly How can we as parents help our children keep their New Year’s Resolutions?”
First, is your child’s New Year’s Resolution obtainable? For example they may say that they want to start a recycling program at school. This should be a goal they can achieve,
Second, set a good example. If your personal resolution was to exercise more, let your child see you exercising.
Third, setting goals together as a family can help as each family member supports the other to achieve their goals and resolutions.
Fourth, develop a New Year’s Resolution worksheet including personal goals, achievements and milestones. Don’t panic, there is no need to learn how to use a table in Word or an Excel spreadsheet. There are several very helpful New Year’s Resolution worksheets available for your child that all you have to do is print!
ABC Teach: Offers New Year’s resolution printables for kids including a writing prompt, a goal form worksheet, and a January calendar to mark important dates. Use this calendar to help you set dates for your goals.
Parents, teachers and homeschoolers will benefit from using these New Year’s resolution worksheets for children at About.com, as they offer a printable resolution writing page and tons of activities to print and encourage your child to work on and achieve their New Year’s resolution. Learn about resolutions and setting goals using the friendly crossword puzzle, word search, and vocabulary sheet. There are 14 New Year’s resolution worksheets for your children to use.
At Apples for the Teacher you can either print the worksheet for your child to practice their handwriting skills by listing their New Year’s resolutions or you can use the interactive worksheet to help build keyboarding skills in your children while memorializing their New Year’s resolutions for 2010.
At Teacher Vision, parents, homeschoolers and teachers can obtain a writing prompt and tips on building pre writing, drafting, proofreading, revising and creating a final copy with paragraph by paragraph encouragement. This activity is designed for ages 4-8.
Laternfish offers 5 printable New Year’s resolution worksheets for children that including a word search (to make learning fun), writing sheets for younger and older children as well as a worksheet to help them learn about future tense. Let’s face it for kids – tomorrow is about as far in the future that we can get them to look.
Whether you are a parent, teacher or homeschooling parent, these printable and interactive New Year’s resolution worksheets can help not only with teaching your children about making and keeping their resolutions, but also teach them valuable vocabulary and writing skills for the future. Who knows maybe they can help us too?
Have fun with this Youtube video about children and how they may see New Year’s resolutions. My daughters watched it three times!
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