Another fun day with PLAY DOUGH.
To be honest.. I cringe when I take out play dough. I don't know why- the children love it. Today I pulled out some spatulas and had a moment of "life skills" practice.
Flipping "pancakes" and "cookies".
I only had 3 spatulas- so it was a real test of character- taking turns! They all did wonderful. I paired them up in partners, so they just took turns back and forth with one other person.
I was tempted to buy 3 more- so everyone can have their OWN next time... but I decided not to.
Learning to take turns, be patient, ask nicely.... are ALL good skills to learn and practice.
I think too often as a parent and teacher- I try to spare myself some frustration by having enough for all the kids- so they DON'T have to share. But these qualities and characteristics are so important and need to be taught and practices multiple times a day.
So- I am going to try and find MORE ways to encourage turn taking in preschool.
(PS- you don't have to host a book club to enter- but if you DO host a book club for kids I am interested to know! So tell me a little bit about your group!)