Activities for Teaching Kids Personal Space Skills

Instructor: Clio Stearns

Clio has taught education courses at the college level and has a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction.

Teaching students to respect their own and one another's personal space is so important! This lesson offers you some activities that communicate this essential concept to your students.

Personal Space Matters!

Anyone who has ever worked with a group of students knows that personal space can be a major issue. No one likes to feel crowded, and every child has his or her own boundaries in terms of what amount of closeness feels okay. Getting children to pay attention to their own personal space needs and those of others can be complicated, involving sensory awareness, emotional acuity, and social competence.

One great way to get children to develop skills related to personal space is to engage them in activities that give them a chance to take control over their own learning. The activities in this lesson aim to help you teach your students about personal space in inspiring, diverse, and thought-provoking ways.

Activities for Young Children

These activities can be great for preschool and early elementary aged children.

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