Elevating Early Childhood

Teaching Preschoolers to Manage Their Boredom

Nov. 21, 2022

I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty certain hearing a student say “I’m boooooored!!” is every preschool teacher’s nightmare.

I’ve been through this before, as have you, I’m sure.

And, because of that, I know you can imagine the panic in every teacher’s head when those cursed words are uttered.

But, have you ever stopped to ask yourself why your students are saying this?

You see, it’s not always boredom, but something else.

What is it?

Well, you’ll have to listen to this episode to learn the answer to that question!

Are you ready?

Let’s dive in!


Key Takeaways:

“I’m SOOOOO booooooored!” (00:00)

Why children get bored easily (03:05)

How to help your students combat boredom (06:04)

Plan - Do - Review (07:15)


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