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Hi all,

 

I am in desperate need of some help. It is that time of the year when lots of our children are ready for school and we are trying to juggle their needs with the needs of the newbies and as you know, they are vastly different!!!

 

We are a pack away setting with one room and a small patio area and at the moment all the older children want to do is play hide and seek. This involves running around inside and out, knocking over littlies and treading on anything and everything in their path. We have had endless discussions about respecting others and their property, running outside and walking inside etc. but to no avail.

 

We cannot think of any way/activities to plan for that could help and develop the children as this seems to be where their interests lie.

 

Please help!!

 

Scottiedog

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Hi, we had a similar problem and half the children hid a doll instead. the other half then had to hunt for the doll. the children who hid the doll sang louder as the children who were hunting got closer and vice versa. this stopped the running about and also incorporated their letters and sounds learning at the same time.

 

good luck, not long now ..

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Glad we're not only once with the 'hide and seek' obsession at the moment!!

 

Our other current favorite is - just how many little people can you get into the 'communication friendly space' at one time!!

 

We have one very large hall and no proper outside area (we have to use the local playing fields)

 

Today after watching a couple of children rolling the popoids heads around the room - we sectioned of the end of the hall and gave them just one ball, this resulted in most of the boys-even a few girls playing football safetly down there.

Fantastic to watch- real teamwork and co-operation osberved.............and most importantly it left our little ones were left in peace in the rest of the hall.

End of session they asked for it out again tomorrow- which is fine with us!

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Glad we're not only once with the 'hide and seek' obsession at the moment!!

 

Our other current favorite is - just how many little people can you get into the 'communication friendly space' at one time!!

 

We have one very large hall and no proper outside area (we have to use the local playing fields)

 

Today after watching a couple of children rolling the popoids heads around the room - we sectioned of the end of the hall and gave them just one ball, this resulted in most of the boys-even a few girls playing football safetly down there.

Fantastic to watch- real teamwork and co-operation osberved.............and most importantly it left our little ones were left in peace in the rest of the hall.

End of session they asked for it out again tomorrow- which is fine with us!

It's really funny hearing you talk about the big ones knocking over the little ones. bWhen OFSTED came, she thought that our 5year olds were frail flowers who need to br protected from other children- although the only child to be knocked over actually collided with another 4 year old

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