Time-Out Time

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The Time-Out Time © placemat is a tool for someone who has made a mistake or broken a rule. It’s important to let children know that after they have gathered themselves, they will be welcomed back into the group.

The Time-Out Time © placemat is printed on 11 x 17 paper and laminated making it durable for everyone. With all original artwork and a poem to read and think about as to why they are taking a time out. Simply choose a designated place in the room for time-out—perhaps a chair, a cushion, or a beanbag and have students read over the poem.

Time-out is a strategy used for helping children learn and practice self-control. Used consistently and calmly it can be highly effective in maintaining clear limits for behavior while preserving the integrity of the individual and the smooth functioning of the group.

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