Tip – Practice memory skills by telling your students something that happened to you that day and then by having one student tell you back what he or she heard.
Then switch roles and have a student tell you what happened to him or her for you to tell back.
Next move on to playing this game student-to-student.
Telling will be fun, but being able to tell back what you heard will be the “teaching lesson” and reward.
At the end of each tell-back, the original speaker should feel free to make any additions or corrections to the story. Feel free to exchange all kinds of daily experiences.
People love to talk about what they have done, but few focus on being able to listen well enough to be able to tell it back. You and your students will delight when you show each other that you both listened and remembered. This is a nice way to share experiences with one another.
*Adapted from Make Your Own Preschool Games: A Personalized Play and Learn Program by Sally Goldberg, p. 192
October! The Month of Positive Energy
Guidance from the Magic Words of Manners
AT YOUR FRIEND’S HOUSE
Sometimes you’ll be invited
To play with your good friends.
Enjoy the special time you have
Before your visit ends.
Watch your friend as leader.
Take turns and also share.
Listen to directions
And abide by what is fair.
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