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Old 09-05-2013, 03:38 PM   #8
Linda Eskin
 
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Re: The Little Kids' Class

I help out in our kids' classes, too, and it's an adventure (especially as I have very little other experience dealing with kids). Everything you said sounds so familiar. LOL It's amazing, even as little tiny people, how much they resist paying attention and trying anything new, when they "already know" how to do something (roll, stand, etc.). After that first somersault or barrel roll it's very hard to get them to try doing anything else. Patience and good humor are absolute requirements. :-)

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