Shut the door behind you
Don’t drag your feet
Haven’t you got a hankie?
Take your hands out of
your pockets
Children are playful and absent-minded most of the time. They run around playing with each other, enjoying themselves. They are not very privacy oriented and do not understand the need for people to have a secluded closed space. Children most often do not get embarrassed easily. But as they grow into adults, they become more reserved and conscious of their surroundings. It is not a bad thing to crave for privacy, but adults should understand that children do not understand the concept. So when they walk into a room and leave, they do not close the door behind them. People inside the room may have been in a meeting or working, and might disturb them. But they do not explain to the children that they are disturbed by the external noise but order to shut the door behind them.
Closing the door behind
Children can be lazy and they drag their feet behind them when they walk. They walk really slow that it appears as if they are dragging their feet behind. This usually happens when they are doing something that they do not like to do generally. For example, going to do a small chore that was given by a parent or going to school is not liked by many. Parents or teachers can advise or emphasize the importance of the chore or make it more interesting for them to speed up.
Young children and adults are expected to carry a handkerchief with them always. This is another practice to ensure hygiene. People generally use handkerchiefs to wipe their sweat. It can also be used to wipe anything that spills on them. Compared to adults, children tend to spill their food or other things easily. The question here is if the children are taught how to wipe their sweat or their hands. Without having any knowledge of that, adults question only the possession of a handkerchief. They are also asked to remove their hands from their pockets, which is another order which does not have any purpose. It is probably for checking that their hands are empty.
Child using handkerchief
Words with Difficult Meaning:
ReservedShy, Quiet
SecludedSeparated from the rest
Absent-mindedForgetting frequently
EmbarrassedFeeling uncomfortable about having done something
National Council of Educational Research and Training (2007). Honeycomb. Chivy: Michael Rosen(pp. 69-70). Published at the Publication Division by the Secretary, National Council of Educational Research and Training, Sri Aurobindo Marg, New Delhi.