The Whole Child
It's the Little Things:
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Bonnie Jackson at University of Michigan:
"Another variation to a routine might be: If its 9:30 and they haven't finished an art project or something then it would be important to let them finish it up and play it by ear. If its 9:30, that's okay, we can start snacks in ten more minutes. Just because it's 9:30 snack doesn't have to begin right then and there.
        "The children need time to get finished with what they've been doing, and a little bit of warning needs to be given and then move on. So a routine is real important, but the time schedule should be so that they have that time in the middle for flexibility."

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