After the newness wears from the start of the year, toddlers feel safe to explore and test out their environment. This includes limits. A wonderful reminder to keep calm and teach on!
Today I read Janet’s latest post, Don’t leave a testing toddler hanging, she could not have written this at a better time (at least for me!). I have to say this week was a little tricky in my classroom, a LOT of testing behavior was happening. In times like these, when the testing behavior feels like it will never come to an end, I have to remind myself that it is a good thing that the children are testing us. This type of behavior shows us they feel safe and comfortable enough to push the limits. I also am so thankful for the wonderful co-teachers and co-workers I have. I have a lot of people to talk to about how to respond to testing behavior. I feel very blessed to have such a great support system. It’s really important!
After reading this post, I have decided…
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