how to get an 18.5 month old active boy to sit in a circle.

Claudia Pohorilenko - posted on 05/10/2016 ( 1 mom has responded )




Yesterday was my first time asked to leave the cirlce since my son was becoming a distraction. He is active and i give him tons of activity, he is usually the first one to do clean up, and try the latest gym activity, he likes to impress his teachers, but lately he is regressing a bit even with respecting space of other kids. any advice ?


Dove - posted on 05/10/2016




He's a year and a half. It is perfectly normal for him to not have the patience or attention span to do 'circle time' just yet. And yes... many, many toddlers do not respect the space of others. They are still learning and it requires a lot of patience and repetition.

Go ahead and keep trying w/ the circle time, but there's absolutely nothing in the world wrong w/ him if he's just not 'feeling it' that day. Organized activities at this age are typically more stress than success.

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