Allow the children to help decide on appropriate behaviour. Post their ideas on a chart on the wall so they can be referred to. The group will take ownership of the guidelines if they have been involved in creating them.
If a child needs time away from an activity, the Queen’s students can help with an alternative activity or distraction.
Have a check in at the end. Behaviour is better when people know each other better.
Use I messages. “I like the way you are listening.” “I have trouble talking when you are running.”
Use positive messaging. “The clay stays on the table.” “We are going to finish the story before we use the paints.”