Workshop: The “wiggles” are something children have in common, worldwide. Adults too have been known to get restless and need a break from their routine. Whatever the cause, “wiggles” are here to stay, so let’s work to channel that energy in positive directions.
Working with children is exactly that—hard work. No matter how positive and loving a person is, everyone needs breaks. And nothing works all the time.
These Circle games, Group games, name games and songs, and zipper songs are activities that I’ve found to consistently help tame the “wiggles” when everyone needs a break. These are merely tools however. You’ll have to discover what works for you and your kids, so please let me know what you learn when you try out these ideas. And keep wiggling! Class time is negotiable.
Marjorie Turner Hollman is a personal historian who loves the outdoors, and has completed two guides to Easy Walking trails in Massachusetts, “Easy Walks in Massachusetts 2nd edition,” and “More Easy Walks in Massachusetts.” A native Floridian, she came north for college and snow! New England Regional Chair for the Association of Personal Historians, she is a Certified Legacy Planner with LegacyStories.org, and is the producer of numerous veterans interviews for the Bellingham/Mendon Veteran’s History Project. http://www.marjorieturner.com