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Old 01-01-2012, 08:26 AM
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Children at the age you are taking do not always do well with organized activities. If you are looking to fill time in your schedule after circle time, I would suggest doing some sort of physical activity. Try a large motor game such as using the parachute, dancing or Simon Says. Anything that gets their little bodies moving after having a sit down activity (such as Circle) is a good way to go.

Free play is an important part of learning for children and the benefits of it should never be underestimated. The level in which you choose to be involved in the free play will be important as well.

I think too many providers are looking to teach children under 3 academic type skills when in reality, this age needs to learn self-help skills, self-regulation and awareness as well as how to interact with their peers in a pro-social manner and free-play is the ideal way to teach these skills.
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