Friday, August 17, 2012
Helping Preschoolers with Time Limits
SO, to help him figure out what 5 minutes means, I put stickers (just random stickers we had that weren't too obnoxious) on each of the 5 minutes of the clock, so then when I explain to him what we're doing in 5 minutes, I point at the clock and say when the long hand gets to the GREEN CIRCLE, or blue star, or purple open circle, etc. You get my drift. It's really helped, even to the point where I wasn't paying attention and #1 was like WHOA mom, its almost on the silver star and WAYY past the green circle, we're late!
It's really helped with arguing and him negotiating 5 more minutes, every single time.Of course this clock is like a $2 clock from Ikea, so I didn't feel bad about the stickers, now my beautiful stain-glassed clock I'd NEVER do this too, but a simple cheap one, sure!