Children in our classes have segments of free time between projects to play. Most of the time, they are able to play peacefully, but sometimes conflict between children can arise. How would you go about helping two children who are fighting over a toy?
Young children are just starting to gain a since of independence at this stage in life. So, it can be hard for them to understand the concept of sharing. The first thing to do is to address this problem before it starts. I would explain to the kids that during play time they are expected to share. Sharing introduced in a positive way (such as a game) and telling the child that “their” toy will come back as soon as another child is done with their turn, should inevitably reduce fighting. If this doesn’t work and one child is really protective over a center toy, I can have the child place his/her toy aside during play time to “keep it safe” until play time is over. Less
Memphis is now my home and I am excited about building community here. There are so many important things happening around the city and I would very much like to contribute to the energy of change taking place. Less