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Teaching children the difference between tattling and telling is often an overlooked playground skill that children should be taught. Taking a couple of minutes to distinguish the difference will have a positive impact on the playground.
Explain to children:
TATTLING- When you are trying to get someone "in" trouble.
TELLING - When you are trying to get someone "out" of trouble.
Even the youngest children understand this important distinction. Kids understand that telling is when they report:
"Johnny needs help he has fallen off the swing."
Tattling on the other hand, is when a child reports, "Jenny is chasing after Jimmy."
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