Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Why is ALIMKids playgroup session short?

I have been asked the same question over and over again on the same matter,

"1-hour per session only? Why is the session so short?"

Well, these are why ALIMKids playgroup is a 1-hour session.

1.Toddlers have extremely short attention spans and often get restless, cranky and display disruptive behaviors if they have to spend too much time in the same place.

2. Toddlers normally have no concept of time. Toddlers' typically short attention spans can be explained by the countless fascinating distractions they encounter in a single hour. There is too much to do and not enough time to do it, but your toddler does not know that. Unlike us, he/she has no concept of time. The few minutes that he/she spends on any one activity are always just enough.

2. Playing is tiring, and it's better to stop while everyone is still fresh than to wait until energy, and patience, are in shorter supply.

3. There is little to be gained by sticking it out. It’s more important that the toddler have a good time while they are there. This is better than trying to make the experience last. When he/she is ready, he’ll/she'll be able to stay longer.
You might be surprise to find out that you struggle to keep your child to stay focus and sit still during the entire "short 1-hour session".

However, don't worry— toddlers' attention spans will get longer as they grow up.

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