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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Teaching Tip - Setting time limits with a "Banana Split" chant

Here's a playful way to set short time limits for younger children.  We use it at kindergarten at school when kids are getting a drink of water or taking turns in some way.  (I'm a substitute teacher so I visit lots of classrooms)

Have the child say:
One banana
Two banana
Three banana

They need to have their turn end when they hear the word "split."  You can give them more "bananas" if they need more time.  Such as "You can have 8 bananas to get a drink."

Works like a charm!  Could be used at school, home, church, playgroups, Cub Scouts, etc.

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