rudolph the red nosed reindeer 50th anniversary
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My son started kindergarten this year and his school has a big anti-bullying campaign. It can be hard for young children to really understand the topics such as acceptance, respect and diversity. Often times they think because a person is different from them that they cannot be friends with them or maybe they aren’t a nice person. We all know this is hardly the case. This holiday season, I am using a holiday classic to drive my point home being accepting of everyone, no matter who they are. Watching Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer has been a long tradition in my home.
On Tuesday, December 9th at 8pm ET/PT on CBS, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer will be airing on TV and I think it is the perfect example for my children to understand why they need to respect everyone’s differences.
I am sure that they will have a ton of questions as to why Rudolph’s “friends” treated him that way or why he was even different to begin with. That is why as you watch the 50th Anniversary of the TV special on TV, I urge you to start a conversation with your children about difference and how we all “shine bright” along with PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center.
While you watch the 50th Anniversary TV Special on December 9th, I urge you to utilize the ShineBright activity guide on Pacer.Org to help talk to your children about bullying. You will find a discussion and activity guide, an eBook and many other tools to for you to do your part to put an end to bullying.
Just as Rudolph’s unique red nose makes him “shine bright,” we all have special traits that make us unique. By encouraging our children to embrace the things that makes us different, we are working to make the world a better place.