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Posted on March 20, 2020

...And We’re Live

Celebrity talk show host, journalist, and media producer Oprah Winfrey has interviewed more than 37,000 people. Peppa Pig LOVES asking questions, too. What about you? Let’s try it — so we can learn something new about someone we love!

Materials:

Pencil, paper/index cards or pieces of paper.

Steps:

1. Let’s interview someone we know (phone or video chat works great!) to learn something new — just like Oprah and Peppa!

2. Before we start, let’s think of questions to ask and write them together on cards. For example: How did you meet Grandpa? Where were you born? What was kindergarten like when you were little? What was your favorite part of the day yesterday? What’s your favorite book? Why?

3. Now, let’s video call someone we love, and start our interview. Pick a card and ask your first question. What did you learn?

Words to Use:

Journalist – a person who tells stories for newspapers, magazines, websites, or TV

Interview – to question someone in order to learn their opinions or experience

Question – something you ask in order to find an answer

Simplify:

Ask your child to act like a real journalist. Pose a question and then give him or her the chance to ask YOU one in return. What did you learn about each other?

Stretch:

See if your child can learn 3 new things about someone in the family during an interview. Share these new things with another family member!

Why:

This kind of back-and-forth conversation helps children learn how to use their words, increases empathy, builds a healthy identity, and grows hearts!

Extend The Learning:

Peppa has lots of questions: like most kids we know! When watching Peppa Pig together, point out each time Peppa asks a question.

And parents: Have you ever noticed who’s an expert at answering Peppa’s tough questions? Pay extra special attention to Daddy Pig’s sophisticated answers to Peppa’s not-so-simple questions.

Highlights of Women’s History

Oprah Winfrey is a talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist. As a young child, Oprah entertained herself by acting in front of an “audience” of farm animals on her grandmother’s farm. She was a great student and when she was just 31 years old, she became the star of her own show, The Oprah Winfrey Show. She’s also been the voice of characters in movies like the goose in Charlotte’s Web and she co-starred in The Color Purple, which later became a Broadway musical. President Obama gave her the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2013.

“Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness.” — Oprah Winfrey


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