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