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Moral Education

Kids in Daycare

Moral education means an ethical education most required in life of people. It comprises some basic principles such as truthfulness, honesty, charity, hospitality, tolerance, love, kindness and sympathy. Around age 2, children start to feel moral emotions and understand to an extent the difference between what’s right and what’s wrong. Toddlers and preschoolers are motivated by the threat of consequences. Therefore, early on in their moral development, you might see that they are more concerned about being punished rather than the feelings of another person. So, showing empathy often doesn’t develop until closer to age 4 or 5. Although they aren’t making life-altering decisions, they do make small moral choices every day. Here are a few moral decisions a preschooler may be faced with:

  • Do I share my toy with a friend even though I don’t want to?

  • Do I hit the person who won’t play with me?

  • Should I take my sister’s toy from her because I want to play with it?

  • Do I cut in line because I don’t want to wait my turn?

  • Do I sneak a cookie when someone is not looking?

While a child will violate these moral codes quite often, each time he steps out of line is an opportunity to help him learn. The discipline strategies employed, combined with the proactive strategies used to teach right from wrong, will guide the preschooler’s moral development. At Pencildz, we ensure that the six pillars of character will help the preschooler to be a better individual in all walks of life.

  • Respect

  • Trustworthiness

  • Responsibility

  • Fairness

  • Caring

  • Citizenship

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