What’s better than saying “Good Job” to children?

19 Oct

When praising something that a child did, whether a good deed or a beautiful artwork, saying “good job” is never enough. It is always better if the child understood the good about what he/she did. He/she must know why a praise was given to him/her, in order to reinforce the behavior.

Here’s an article from NAEYC about it: Alternatives to Good Job.

I also took a screenshot of the 10 alternatives over here:

GoodJobA

GoodJobB

To fellow educators, to parents, to grandparents, to older siblings, and even to aunts and uncles, I hope we keep these alternatives in mind 🙂

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