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COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL hoop and a toy or two around her and instruct the other children to stay out of her hoop, or private spot. These hoops are also useful when you are trying to organize a group of young children. I invite children to hold on to the hoop when it’s group time, and they quickly cooperate. • Use masking or duct tape to form squares on the floor or carpet, creating private spots. • During outdoor play, use chalk to draw spaces on the asphalt or concrete.  Suggestion Because safety is always an issue, only semiprivate spaces should be provided. Creating Calm  7 COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL