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How to Interrupt a Conversation

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Presentation

  1. Explain that the children will learn how to interrupt a conversation.
  2. Ask two children to talk to one another about something they like.
  3. Slowly approach the two children and say “Excuse me, [child’s name], can I please talk to you for a moment?”
  4. Tell the children you are going to show them another way. Let them start talking again.
  5. “I’m sorry to interrupt, but can I please ask you a question [child’s name]?”
  6. Practice more variants of interrupting with the children.
  7. Engage in a conversation with one of the children and let the other child kindly interrupt your conversation. Switch roles with the children.

Purpose

Teaching the children how to demonstrate respect by kindly interrupting a conversation while being polite.

Age

3 1/2 to 4

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