Posted by Lindsay on 8/20/2013 to Pretend Play
Preschool teachers' tips on getting kids to get along
Ask "What". Young children often can't wrap their heads around "Why," so ask "What" questions: "What made you hit him?"
Encourage a chill-out. Create your own chill-out zone at home, but keep the area calming versus punishing.
Comfort first. When you soothe the injured party, the fighter loses what he may really crave -- your attention.
Do not disturb. Use an "I'll be right back" sign. It lets everyone know she's not finished and helps avoid conflicts.
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