Monday, June 21, 2010

how do I help kids to make make quick decisions


No one likes to squabbling. Often times someone may have to do a job or task that feels unpleasant. There is a fun technique to have kids make quick decisions on everything from tasks and chores to who gets the last slice of pie.

Helping kids make quick decisions with
THE FINGER GAME:
Materials: Your fingers and everyone involved in the decision making.
The Process: When a situation or decision has to be made kids can often problem solve for themselves. Talk to kids about how it feels to do something you may not want but if no one does the task or chore what could happen (i.e. no one would want to play in a messy room or eat off of dirty dishes). We also talk to kids about having it feel good not to do certain chores but not making fun of others who do do them.
This game can also be used to get pleasant things as well.
The Procedure: Tell everyone to hold any number of fingers up in each hand. If one child holds up 10 fingers and the other holds up 2 the numbers combined equal 12. Count back and forth 12 times between the children and whoever your finger lands on is it. This can be used with multiple children and adults as well!
Kids love doing math and this is also a fun way to introduce it's concepts!

2 comments:

MAN IN THE MIRROR said...

Nice Post I like it !
Srinivasa Rao.S
INDIA

Barbra Stephens said...

Thank you, MAN IN THE MIRROR!