Teachable Moments

Overtime, I’ve come to realize that children learn very well through “Teachable Moments” – to put simply, teaching an idea or method right then and there when it’s the most effective. Some examples will be like saying thanks (“Ronald, I think you forgot to say ‘thank you’ after borrowing that bottle of glue from Candice”) or teaching a particular child how to properly handle a pair of scissors and using it to perform paper cuttings.

You may not have the opportunity to teach at one particular moment, however being aware of such teachable moments allows you to identify them and teach the child something whenever you can. Soon you will realize that over time the child learn from these moments and cultivates them into desirable habits.

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