What Kids Learn
- Food safety
- How to apologize to a friend
Each month, Highlights’ most familiar duo, Goofus and Gallant, teach young readers lessons they can use in their own day-to-day lives. The pair’s triumphs and mishaps help children learn right from wrong and how to be kinder and more caring around others. You can catch up with the boys on page 10 of the August 2017 issue or read the recaps below. Then, use the conversation starters to talk to your kid about table manners and how to apologize to a friend.
Recap: Goofus’s table manners are impolite; Gallant’s shine through.
- Does the girl in the picture seem to want the bread Goofus is holding?
- What do you think she is thinking?
- Why might the girl not want the food Goofus is handing to her?
- What could you do at home to stop germs from spreading at mealtime?
- Is Gallant spreading germs to his guests at a party?
- How is he practicing food safety?
Recap 2: Goofus calls his friend a “baby” when the boy is hurt by something Goofus said. Gallant apologizes to a friend, and accepts responsibility for what he did.
- How can you tell if you hurt a friend’s feelings?
- What do children you know do or say when their feelings are hurt?
- Did Goofus’s remark count as an apology? Explain why—or why not.
- What are some ways you can let someone know you’re sorry?
- What was the last thing you apologized for?
- What was the most difficult apology you’ve ever had to make?