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ayla99 · 18/04/2006 09:34
Give praise twice over, - once when you saw the behaviour & again when telling mum/dad when collected, involve the child in this conversation.
I've looked after children that weren't allowed sweets so I don't often use them as rewards now. You can use hugs & cuddles, letting child be waiter at snack time, letting child choose first story or song/instrument at story/music time or choosing the next table activity.
I agree with TP about having a chart for each child - i've done this with my own children and they had different "targets". I haven't used sticker charts for mindies as yet but I do put stickers on their jumpers/tops if they've behaved exceptionally well or remembered a rule they were having trouble with.
alison222 · 18/04/2006 14:44
stickers on jumpers is a good one . the school children often come home with them - or stamps on their hand and they are SO proud.
I haven't tried it with the childminded children yet - most too litle and the school aged one too well behaved
My own children often have sticker charts - with no ohter reward than the sticker - but they love the fuss and attention they get from it.
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