Sometimes children are afraid to try something new for fear of not doing it right. We all make mistakes…and we all learn from them. Young children can be surprised to find out that adults are learning and making mistakes too. What a relief! Through the process of sharing openly without ridicule, children and adults begin to slowly notice what may not have been obvious—that everyone has strengths and weaknesses! If we are aware of them, we can use them to help one another. We ALL make mistakes, and we all learn from them.
Children listen to the Ooops And Yays song and use the lyrics to discuss mistakes as part of learning and how they can help each other when a mistake happens.