Hold a special time each week for a "Giggle Break." Begin by telling children a few jokes such as "knock-knock jokes." Then invite children to tell a favorite riddle or funny story. For children who have difficulty thinking of one, provide age-appropriate riddle books or magazines. Set aside a special time for children to share their riddles and jokes. Note: To ensure that all humor is appropriate, you may want to have children whisper their jokes in your ear before telling the class.
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