The story “Jacques-of-All-Trades” highlights the following learning objective: “Understand the importance and benefits of being adaptable; learn of the detriments of being inflexible.” (Orderliness and Adaptability-2b)
Discuss the following with your child.
- Brainstorm situations where it’s important that one be adaptable and flexible.
- Adaptability is the willingness to change one’s actions and/or learn new skills when situations call for it.
- Being adaptable makes you a valuable member of a team or community, and makes you easy to work with in order to achieve desired goals. On the other hand, it is difficult to work with one who is inflexible. Talk about the reasons why.