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Episode 129: It’s Time to Go/ Daniel Doesn’t Want to Stop Playing

It’s Time to Go: Daniel, O the Owl and Katerina are playing “library” at the Treehouse. When it’s time for them to go home, Katerina and Daniel don’t want to stop playing because they are having so much fun! They learn that choosing one more thing to do before they leave makes their transition a little easier.

Daniel Doesn’t Want to Stop Playing: Daniel is playing “Trolley” with Mom and Dad in the living room. When Mom tells him that it’s time to work on his school project, Daniel doesn’t want to stop playing. Mom helps Daniel by allowing him to pick one more thing to do with his toy Trolley. After Daniel makes one last stop, he’s ready to work on his school project.

Learning Goals
The learning goal of this episode is to help children learn to stop what they are doing and prepare for what’s coming next.

The strategy song of this episode is: Part 1: It’s almost time to stop, so choose one more thing to do. Part 2: That was fun, but now it’s done, it’s time to…(add words stating whatever it is you want your child to do next).

Fred Rogers Timeless Wisdom
“We all want things we can’t have from time to time, but for children, it can be especially frustrating to have those feelings. They haven’t yet learned how to manage their frustration or anger when they can’t have what they want or when they can’t do what they want to do. Children need the help of caring adults who will help them learn how to stop themselves by setting clear limits for acceptable behavior while allowing children ways to express their feelings by talking or playing about them.”   Fred Rogers

Read more on Helping Children Learn to Stop Themselves.

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