Children & choices


Would you like your child to choose broccoli over cookies?

Giving children choices helps them feel like they have some power and control over what they do. The key to giving children choices is to first decide what choices you will allow them to make. 


Below is a fantastic article on how to best offer choices to children and the difference between asking them to choose verbally or by pointing!

https://thesector.com.au/2019/07/22/want-young-children-to-choose-healthier-options-not-what-you-say-but-how-study-finds/

Early learning centres like Buttercups offer children a big variety of choices throughout the day – from activities and resources to engage in to different types of fruit for afternoon tea! Making good choices is a skill that children will use for the rest of their lives.