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Inside Highlights July 2018

What’s Up with Goofus and Gallant®

Highlights 4Cs

Curious, Creative, Caring, and Confident™
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Goofus and Gallant July 2018

What Kids Learn: 

  • What’s fair—and what isn’t
  • A simple way to be inclusive
  • What it takes to reach a goal

Every new situation presents an opportunity for children, especially when kids get to choose how they want to respond.

How can you help your child make good decisions? Read Goofus and Gallant together. Then ask your child what he thinks he can do to be his best self around family, classmates, and friends.

You can catch up with Goofus and Gallant on page 10 of the July 2018 issue or read the recaps here. Then use the prompts that follow to open up a conversation about two super-important topics—inclusion and determination—with your child.

Recap 1: Goofus passes out candy to his friends but ignores other revelers at a Fourth of July festival. At a local fair, Gallant makes sure everyone who wants a treat gets one.

Q’s for your child:

1. Why do you think Gallant was handing out lollipops to everyone at the fair and not just to kids he knew personally?

2. How do you think some of the children felt when Goofus left them out? What do you see when you look at their faces?

3. Have you ever felt left out on the playground, in class, or at lunchtime when there was no room for you? Did you tell anyone? What did you do or say?

4. The word inclusive means being open to other ideas and people. How do you think you and your friends could be more inclusive to other children in your class?

Recap 2: Goofus says he’s not fast or strong, but he acts kind of lazy. Gallant works hard to meet his goals.

Q’s for your child:

1. Goofus and Gallant both talk about their speed and strength. When you look at these pictures, can you tell who is more likely to improve?

2. What do you see in the picture that might indicate Goofus is all talk and no action?

3. What is Gallant doing?

4. What goal would you like to achieve by the end of the summer? Name two things you could do by yourself to reach that goal.

You’re looking for fresh, kid-oriented activities for the summer. What sounds right for your child? Choose one answer.

Parents Talk Back
You’re looking for fresh, kid-oriented activities for the summer. What sounds right for your child? Choose one answer.
Day or sleepaway camp.
11% (4 votes)
Sports or cultural activities (music, dance, theater, arts and crafts).
26% (10 votes)
Formal academic programs (coding, foreign language, science, math, reading).
11% (4 votes)
Hobbies or outdoor adventures (hiking, camping, canoeing, rock climbing, zip lines, etc.).
24% (9 votes)
Playing with friends and swimming at the community pool.
29% (11 votes)
Total votes: 38