Dr. Rene Hackney explains some tips on how to give your children verbal directions, and how can parents help older children follow directions
Host: how can parents help older children follow directions? Dr. Rene Hackney: When they’re older, parents can help children follow directions by having the children actually write a list for themselves. They might jot down keywords from the directions and then work from those keywords. They might also have what’s called a direction body at least in the classrooms when young children are following directions. If you pair five-year-old with another five-year-old, they can help each other to remember what the directions were. They can help each other to move through the process.