Have you tried the "trade a toy" method for teaching your child(ren) how to share?
Recently, my brother sent me a picture of his daughter and son playing together. It appeared to be a sweet exchange between a toddler and her baby brother - her handing him a stuffed animal toy. My brother then prompted me to play the "live" photo and watch the actual exchange - her grabbing a stuffed animal toy right as he reached for it. I responded by saying, "Looks like it might be time to teach her the "trade a toy" method."
The "trade a toy" method is a great way to introduce the concept of sharing, while also ensuring that everyone still has a toy to play with. Simply, prompt your child to find an unused toy, and teach them how to make a trade for the toy they want.
This strategy will look different depending on the ages of your children, and often as they get older, you may find that assistance is needed when negotiating a toy trade. However, in the case of my niece and her baby brother (or younger children in general) any unused toy is often suitable for the exchange.
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Have you ever tried a visual rubric for student self-assessment?
This is an excellent tool for cueing a child to do his or her “best work” because it gives a visual description of what “best work” actually looks like. I have found visual rubrics particularly useful for children who rush through their work, as it puts the emphasis on quality and effort, not the rate of completion.
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How can I encourage my child to keep a mask on his or her face?
This is a question that has raised concerns with parents everywhere.
Whether you are currently living in a state where wearing a mask (for children over age 2) is now mandatory, or you just want to ensure protection for your child and others, it is essential to be prepared.
Check out these seven quick tips designed to help make wearing a mask easier on everyone. ... See MoreSee Less