I was recently asked, how I do I mange the younger hatchlings while I spend time teaching, listening to and helping the older ones.
I have found the application of a little duct tape goes a long way to keeping the youngest hatchlings out of trouble while I am busy. Packing tape works well too.
See what I mean?
It works equally well for older hatchlings, and it de - fluffs the carpet too!
And should you be in less of a rush, I have found hatchlings particularly like it if you shaped the track/ street/ maze/ whatever your children do with it, to spell their name, or favourite character.
I have promised a Thomas shaped maze for next week, if I remember I'll post a photo.