[Community-service] Working with children

Bre B jesusfreak262 at gmail.com
Fri Apr 8 09:02:09 UTC 2011

On 4/8/2011 3:52 AM, Darian Smith wrote:
> I think  that keeping track of children can be difficult to be sure,
> but I find that if I know just who I'm supposed to  be  hanging out
> with, I can  call them out by name, have conversations with  them, and
>   just kind of  be a   presence in this manner.  Also, keeping  track
> of  kids  can be done  in much an easier manner, if you are kind of in
> a closed in space where there are only so many   places they can go,
> you know they can't get lost and they can't get hurt.
>    I hope this helps in some way.\
>   BEst,
>    Darian
> On 4/4/11, Julie McGinnity<kaybaycar at gmail.com>  wrote:
>> Hi everyone.
>> I work at our local Delta Gammer Center for children with visual
>> impairments every month.  I really enjoy working there.  The children
>> are really fun, and I like helping them with their activities.  Some
>> of the children are not very vocal however, so it is hard for me to
>> tell exactly what they want from me.  Also, some kids move so fast,
>> it's hard to follow them.  They're little, so asking them to slow down
>> is a bit too much.  Has anyone worked with children before?  What
>> kinds of strategies have you used for figuring out what they want and
>> where they're oging when they suddenly take off.  Any other ideas and
>> suggestions would be totally welcome.  I'm not naturally good with
>> children, so I have to work hard every month, but I really do enjoy
>> it.  Thanks.
>> --
>> Julie McG
>>   Lindbergh High School class of 2009, participating member in Opera
>> Theater's Artist in Training Program, and proud graduate of Guiding
>> Eyes for the Blind
>> "For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that
>> everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal
>> life."
>> John 3:16
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I find that it is simpler to stick with a small group. I just put myself 
out there, and tried my best to keep conversation with the kids.
How many kids do you watch over?
What types of activities are you participating in?


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