5 Preschool Games to Keep Bullying Behaviors at Bay
October is National Bullying Prevention Month. In preschool, prevention is the name of the game. At this age, children aren’t really capable of intentionally bullying another quite yet, and they’re too young for cyber bullying. But, they will have disagreements with peers and act out of frustration.
In the KinderCare classroom, we give kids the skills they need to be successful students and humans! As they move through our program, we work on anti-bullying skills like thinking before acting, naming and managing emotions, problem-solving, and mental flexibility. All of these lessons help children manage friendships, resolve conflicts, build identity, and instill self-confidence – which are all bully-busting traits!
While bullying is typically a no-fun subject, there are tons of fun ways to help your preschooler grow a healthy sense of self and a respect for others. Try these five activities for preschoolers at home and with friends to help stop bullying from ever starting: