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Transition Routines and Activities for Primary

It is often difficult to create smooth and timely transitions with small children. It helps them when they can stay focused on the direction they are moving throughout the transition so they don’t wander off or meander into difficult social situations. This document explains how transitions can be supported with songs and rhymes to remind them of the transition task or other practiced movement routines that become predictable and keep them on track. Any transition will need time for practice, often in little chunks, with some discussion of what we can do to make it better before it will be clear if it works for your class.

It is often difficult to create smooth and timely transitions with small children. It helps them when they can stay focused on the direction they are moving throughout the transition so they don’t wander off or meander into difficult social situations. This document explains how transitions can be supported with songs and rhymes to remind them of the transition task or other practiced movement routines that become predictable and keep them on track. Any transition will need time for practice, often in little chunks, with some discussion of what we can do to make it better before it will be clear if it works for your class.

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