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Top tips for carpet time...

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whatcanbemynewname Tue 26-Jul-11 13:06:49

All EYPs what are your top tips for carpet times in order to keep young children engaged etc, I am trying to write some top tips.

mellowcat Tue 26-Jul-11 18:40:05

I use a song bag with the youngest children, with a toy representing each nursery rhyme - eg a bus for wheels on the bus etc. They choose a toy from the bag in turn and hold it throughout the group time. The bag only comes out at this time and so it is special every time.

akl7 Tue 26-Jul-11 22:07:18

I always used lots of puppets with my nursery class. Humour and good eye contact also worked for me. Always bear in mind though the age of the child + 2 minutes as a rough guide for concentration and attention span...

whatcanbemynewname Wed 27-Jul-11 14:34:26

Thank you both for those.

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