Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Jingle Bell Bracelets

Yesterday I read a post at Not Just Cute about Intention Deficit Disorder and it made think about how I communicate my goals and reasons for the variety of activities planned in the centre with the families that attend. I haven't been except one-to-one or when a parent asked.
And I've been frustrated when parents take over an art activity when their child finds it too hard instead of helping them learn how to do it.
So today I took a new approach and wrote down what learning could happen for each child.
The craft table was really busy.

I saw lots of learning and patience. Children trying and grown-ups encouraging.

And I heard of lots of jingling.

Thanks to Lisa for sharing this idea with me.

1 comment:

  1. What a wonderful way to include your goals and intentions. I think it not only benefits the children, but helps the parents to value the activity more as well. On top of that, I think they become more aware of ways to promote the development of those sames skills in other settings. Thanks for sharing your solution to a common problem!