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:
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.