When children are trying to do something that they're having trouble with, they need feedback to see if they are getting it right, or at least getting closer! Giving frequent praise also keeps them excited and involved. Here are some ideas for providing encouragement and feedback:
- Give high fives!
- Give tickles!
- Establish a "thumbs up" system. One thumb is "Great trying!" and two thumbs is "Perfect! You did it!"
- Offer verbal praise: "You're trying so hard!", "That was so close!", "Great work!"
- If they're struggling, give them specific feedback about how to try it next time: "That was a great try! Next time, stick your tongue out a little more!"
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