THE COMFORTING SONG

 ©2017 Lisa Brockwell 

(compassion, freedom, respect)

 

When you’re feeling sad, I will cuddle you

Feeling cold? I’ll find something warm for you                    

When you cry out loud, a tissue I’ll bring

‘Cause I care about you and these are comforting things

 

Chorus:

It’s being loving to me, it’s being loving to you

Being kind and loving is my gift to you

A helping hand I’ll give, to help you out

Cause I care about you and that’s what life’s about!

 

If’ you’ve fallen over and hurt yourself

I will comfort you, then go and get help

If you’re all alone, don’t know what to do

I’ll come over and play, be a friend to you 

OUTCOMES  (from NSW SYLLABUS) This song may be used to support and promote the appropriate Outcomes, Skills, Values & Attitudes…

Knowledge and Understanding

IRES1.11 Identifies how individuals care for each other 

IRS1.11    Identifies the ways in which they communicate, cooperate and care for others

IRS2.11   Describes how relationships with a range of people enhance wellbeing

IRS3.22   Describes roles and responsibilities in developing and maintaining positive relationships

Skills

COES1.1 Expresses feelings, needs and wants in appropriate ways

COS1.1    Communicates appropriately in a variety of ways

COS2.1    Uses a variety of ways to communicate with and within groups

COS3.3   Communicates confidently in a variety of situations

DMES1.2 Identifies some options available when making simple decisions

DMS1.2   Recalls past experiences in making decisions

DMS2.2  Makes decisions as an individual and as a group member

DMS3.2  Makes informed decisions and accepts responsibility of consequences

INES1.3 Relates well to others in work and play situations

INS1.3   Develops positive relationships with peers and other people

INS2.3   Makes positive contributions in group activities

INS3.3   Acts in ways that enhance the contribution of self and others in a range of cooperative situations

PSES1.5 Draws on past experiences to solve familiar problems

PSS2.5   Uses a range of problem solving strategies

PSS3.5   Suggests, considers and selects appropriate alternatives when resolving problems

Values

V1 refers to a sense of their own worth and dignity

V3 enjoys a sense of belonging

V4 increasingly accepts responsibility for personal and community health

V6 commits realising their full potential

‘THE COMFORTING SONG’ INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS OVERVIEW (from NSW SYLLABUS)

Early Stage 1

Relationships

  • caring for others
  • permission and choices
  • positive relationships

Communication

  • expressing needs, wants and feelings
  • verbaland nonverbal
  • giving help

Peers

  • making and keeping friends
  • sharing
  • cooperating

Groups

  • sharing and helping

 

Stage 1

Relationships

  • recognising individual needs
  • caring
  • permission and choices
  • liking and loving

Communication

  • expressing needs, wants and feelings
  • verbal and nonverbal
  • assertiveness
  • identifying feelings of others
  • understanding feelings of others
  • positive self talk
  • showing concern for others

Peers

  • making and keeping friends
  • qualities of friends
  • sharing
  • co operating

Groups

  • sharing and helping
  • interacting with adults

 

Stage 2

Relationships

  • recognising individual needs
  • caring
  • positive relationships
  • support networks

Communication

  • active listening skills
  • appropriate expression of feelings
  • communicating feelings and needs
  • assertiveness
  • understanding feelings of others

Peers

* making and maintaining friendships

Groups

* co operation and sharing

 

Stage 3

Relationships

  • sources of power
  • solving problems
  • importance of positive relationships
  • relating to people

Communication

  • empathising
  • assertiveness
  • listening skills
  • supporting others

Peers

  • developing and maintaining friendships and working relationships
  • positive peer influence
  • acting on concerns for others

Groups

  • peer support
  • roles and responsibilities

‘THE COMFORTING SONG’ GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT OVERVIEW (from NSW SYLLABUS)

Early Stage 1

Personal Identity

  • similarities and differences

          – experience

The Body

  • basic needs

         – shelter, clothing, food (leads to further discussion)

  • looking after the body (leads to further discussion)

Values

  • caring relationships

Stage 1

Personal Identity

  • attributes of self and others
  • experiences
  • abilities
  • feelings
  • wants
  • needs

The Body

  • body care and maintenance (leads to further discussion)
  • basic needs (leads to further discussion)

Values

  • individual/group
  • caring relationships

Stage 2

Personal Identity

  • confronting problems

Values

  • rights and responsibilities

          – self

          – others

  • challenging discrimination

Stage 3

Personal Identity

  • developing and maintaining a positive self-concept
  • feelings 

          – about self and others

Values

  • importance of values (leads to further discussion)
  • developing a code of behaviour
  • challenging discrimination