It teaches them
new skills, so they feel more competent. They learn to treat others more kindly.
Studies also show that kids who volunteer are more responsible. They care more about doing their best in school and elsewhere.
One of the best places for a child to volunteer is at school. You can set an example by volunteering at school yourself.
Ask the teacher how you might help. Get your child involved, too.
Ask your child what he might do to help. Could he:
•• Help keep his classroom clean?
• Care for the class fish or pet?
• Be a buddy to a new student?
• Organize a used book swap?
• Organize art supplies?
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