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How to Observe Another Person’s Work or Ask an Observer to Move on

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Presentation

  1. Explain that the child will learn how to observe someone’s work. 
  2. Invite the child to follow you as you find another child to observe. 
  3. Demonstrate to the child that you stay a good distance away from the working child. 
  4. Demonstrate to the child that you keep your hands to yourself with your arms behind your back. 
  5. Demonstrate to the child that you stay very quiet and don’t make a noise. 
  6. Ask the child if he sees how quiet you both are being, how you are keeping your hands to yourself, and not getting too close. 
  1. Explain that the child will learn how to ask an observer to move on. 
  2. Ask the child to stand up next to his rug. 
  3. Sit down at the child’s rug and start to work. 
  4. Look up at the child and smile. 
  5. “Hello [child’s name]. I am focused on my work, and right now I would like to be alone with my work. Could you please come back some other time? Thank you.” 
  6. Switch roles with the child and invite the child to practice telling you the same thing. 

Purpose

Teaching the children how to demonstrate respect for others by observing them in a comfortable, non-intrusive way. Teaching the children how to politely and respectfully ask someone to stop observing you.

Age

3 1/2 to 4

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