Monday, May 10, 2010
Tea Time Anytime
My goal, and the reason for having everything they need accessible on the shelf, is so they can do it on their own. I still am helping at this point but they need me less each time. I usually need to leave the room to give them space and keep myself from offering unneeded help/direction.
Remember it should be fun so don't get too caught up on "etiquette". Each time you do it the children will pick up more and more etiquette naturally.
I confess there are times when I introduce a new activity like this, and it bombs! Try not to (I have to tell myself this) see it as a reflection of you, the activity or your child. It simply wasn't the day for it. Give it a few more tries at another time and if things still aren't coming together, reevaluate.