Today’s top connection tip is all about eye contact. Even for just a brief moment, when your eyes connect with another person hundreds of messages can be passed between the two of you. Think about when you are at the shops and you are busy walking down an aisle, then you look up and someone … Continue reading Eye See You
We all know that touch is incredibly important and we must teach children safe, appropriate and caring touches. Children need to know the difference between a safe touch and a hurtful touch. Some children don’t know their own strength and even something as lovely as a hug can turn into a squeeze which may be … Continue reading The Power of Touch
I’ve been reading lots of comments from preschool teachers recently that, on reflection, make me wonder why some educators find it so difficult to display the kinds of traits we want to see in the children we work with. Traits such as compassion, understanding, empathy and a sense of curiosity. It also makes me wonder if they are even aware of their thinking patterns. It’s difficult to read comments online and not judge, especially without more background information. However, I think this is a great metaphor for early childhood education and how we need to deep dive to find the underlying background information to find out what children are discovering.
For over a year, my morning routine has included making tea in this big 100+ years old tea kettle. For nearly as long as it's been my routine, each morning I find the kettle full of water each morning with my favorite mug and a potholder on the counter near the stove. In the last … Continue reading The Magic Tea Kettle: Tiny Nurturing Gestures