Work Family Resource Center (WFRC) is a 501(c) 3 non-profit child care resource and referral agency committed
to providing consumer education, child care referrals
and resources to support quality child care.
Ask the Behavior Specialist: I have a three year old girl in my class that will grab toys away from others. How do I teach her to stop?
Question: "I have a three year old girl in my class that will grab toys away from others. How do I teach her to stop?"
Answer: Yikes! This happens so often! It is frustrating for everyone. A new skill is needed and one way to introduce a helpful skill could be through a song. Let's plant the idea of trading toys and utilize the help of all the children in the group. Start by passing out small toys to the children during circle time, and sing these words to the tune of:
"Mary Had A Little Lamb"
I can be a problem solver, problem solver, problem solver...I can be a problem solver. Let me show you how.
Maybe I can trade with you, trade with you.... trade with you....Maybe I can trade with you...Let me show you how.
Demonstrate how to trade, and describe to the children how it works well and how it helps classmates take care of one another. Then have children practice trading toys with each other.
With this particular child, stress how the reactions of other children are positive using this new way to get a toy she wants.
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