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Tara Katz, in her article, Helping Young Children Through Daily Transitions (which forms the basis for an Out of the Box Training Kit), provides a number of strategies for helping make transitions easier for children. One of those strategies is the use of singing. She explains:
“How many of us have heard, or sung, “Clean up, clean up everybody, everywhere…” Well it works! After almost 30 years of teaching, I have found that a little song puts everyone at ease and lets the children know what to expect without a lot of words. All too often adults talk at children, overwhelming them with information. A song that is used to signal a transition is like magic; in fact it is so magical that one has to merely hum the well-known tune and children will immediately go into the transition.”
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