ERIC Number: ED351145
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Children and Transition Time.
Baker, Betty Ruth
Daily transitions in early childhood centers and classrooms include periods when children are completing one activity, preparing to begin a new activity, and moving from place to place in a room or building. Transition activities involve teaching techniques that prepare learners to listen, relax, sit down, move between locations or activities, and apply their learning. Criteria to consider when planning transition activities include the purpose and length of the activity, activities that precede and follow the transition activity, materials needed, space available, and the amount of teacher direction required. Activities suggested for transition times relate to children's: (1) arrival at the center; (2) cleaning up and putting away materials; (3) preparation for activities; (4) relaxation; (5) need for quiet times; (6) preparation for listening; and (7) movement from place to place. A list of songs for the teacher and children to sing during transition times is provided. (BC)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Transition Management; Transitional Activities
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Southern Association on Children Under Six (43rd, Tulsa, OK, March 23-28, 1992).