We want the children to understand that some actions are accidents. This may make them less likely to jump to conclusions.
An apology helps clarify the situation for the hurt child.
Children need extra help understanding that when they accidentally hurt someone, apologizing is an appropriate and caring action.
Sometimes things happen that we don’t mean to happen. Tigers and Lions are learning what to do when something happens by accident. An accident is something that wasn’t meant to happen. Accidents are not done on purpose.
When accidents happen, it is important to say:
I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to. It was an accident. Are you ok?
It is very important to let the other person know when you didn’t mean to do something.
We role played and practiced what to say in different situations such as:
· Knocking someone with a chair as I move it.
· Tripping over somebody and spilling the juice.
· Stretching out your legs while sitting on the floor and somebody tripping over