If you’d like to build your preschooler’s life skills, make sure that you don’t forget to help them learn to raise their hands.
WHY PRESCHOOLERS SHOULD RAISE THEIR HANDS
Requiring children to raise their hands before speaking is a common classroom management strategy. It limits distractions and allows the teacher to hear each child’s question or input individually. Hand raising also allows the teacher to give children who would not normally call out a chance.
Being an active participant in classroom discussions is important to making meaningful connections between new information and previous knowledge. However, for preschoolers this can be a challenge as they do not have great impulse control yet and need practice taking turns. Teaching preschoolers to raise their hands brings a sense of community and social awareness to the group though, in addition to creating a calm learning environment.
5 ACTIVITIES TO HELP PRESCHOOLERS RAISE THEIR HANDS
Click any image below to see detailed instructions on how to do the activity.