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Transitions are the times when children move from one activity to another. Georgia CTAE Resource Network Instructional Resource Office Written By: Landis Hicks July 2009
Transitions can be. Waiting a minutes can be very long to a child. So children may. It may further the next activity. Smooth, transitions allows more time to do the meaningful activities. difficult few misbehavedelay short
Be varied to keep children's attention and interest. Help children develop self-control. Meet the interest and developmental (social, emotional, physical, language, cognitive) needs of children. Be simple, enjoyable and relevant to the children. Introduce the objects before they go to that activity so they know what they have to do. Give warning of upcoming transitions: “We will be cleaning up in a few minutes”, ring a bell, etc.
Preventing Problems Make a consistent daily schedule with just a couple of transitions. Tell children exactly what to do when they’re about to have a transition: “When you go inside the classroom, hang up your coat and then wash hands before you choose a activity.” Have things prepared. Only begin activity when every child is ready. Keep list of favorite songs, games, or activities the children like to do. Motivate every child to participate.
???What can be learned through transitions??? Learn about their world Manage behavior through change Develop problem-solving skills Engage in active exploration A time to relax and enjoy Practice skills and concepts
Types of t ransitions Dismissal- one child at a time Settlers Attention getters Stretcher, Extenders Sound (5 minutes to clean up)