Transitions (going from one activity to the next) can be difficult for LOTS of kids.
Incorporating an OBJECT with a PURPOSE into the transition can be a really effective way to support the transition.
For example , “Let’s go inside now; we have to take Bluey in for her dinner,”
“Here are the car keys, can you help us find the way back to the car and unlock it for me?”.
Kids not only understand the immediate task at hand but also feel a sense of responsibility, control and mission.
This strategy can also be framed as a mini-adventure or story, making the transition more appealing and engaging.
The child becomes an active participant rather than a passive follower, giving them a sense of agency in the change 👧🏽🏃♂️
Director and Occupational Therapist Excel Occupational Therapy