Cooperative Touching

“…teacher doing something with child that requires some element of physical contact with child…”
Lee Havis from GMT. p.1
This technique usually involves the teacher holding some object with the child, to achieve a more precise movement than is likely to occur with the child’s independent handling alone. This is particularly useful with very young children who lack coordination, control and precise skill in their hand and finger movements. It generally combines well with such clear direction safe word phrases as “take my hand” or “Let’s…” as in “Let’s do this together”. When you can’t find a suitable solution to some continuing problem through conscious effort in the present moment, you have the technique Imagination-Previsioning (IP)