Children are more likely to co-operate and behave well if it is fun to do so.
Let’s see how much of this you can do before I get back.
Use tunes you know or make up your own.
• We’re putting the blocks away, today, today.
• Let’s see who can get to the lamp-post first. • I will put away the blue blocks – which colour will you put away? • Tama certainly uses a lot of nappies. Let’s count them as we fold them.
For example, use the timer on the kitchen stove. • Can you beat the timer and pick up your toys before it goes off? • Let’s see if you can get dressed before that timer goes off.
Ignore behaviour you don’t like You can make things worse by focusing on unwanted behaviour. Too much attention to unwanted behaviour teaches children that misbehaving is one way of getting the attention they want and need Ignore little things It is best to ignore little things or, at the very least, treat them lightly. Intervene...
Disapprove of the behaviour – not the child It is OK to let children know when you disapprove of their behaviour. Approval and disapproval are compelling tools for shaping children’s behaviour. Children must understand, however, that it is the behaviour – not them – that you don’t like. There is a big difference. Rather than...