Have some fun. Do childish things.
It seems obvious that kids are not cows, but the way they are so frequently herded together, corralled, and generally treated like livestock in our educationally system I thought a reminder would be useful.
Eye contact can not only help you connect with a child, it can help you anticipate their wants and needs.
How can you support more hands-on play in your early learning setting?
The tone we use with kids conveys a lot. Pausing a moment or two before reacting can be a good choice if it allows you to take control of your tone.
Little people need snuggling. We humans are wired for human contact.
Learning starts before birth. Learning lasts thought life. We don’t need to rush it, but we can be mindfully supportive.
The system of high-stakes high-pressure testing we’ve created is hurting our children. Learn more here: https://playvolutionhq.com/ecwiki-link/challenge-success/
Marketing to children is ethically messy. Learn more here: https://playvolutionhq.com/ecwiki-link/campaign-commercial-free-childhood/
How can you add more silliness to your day?
Baskets will be baskets of fun in the block area! Imagine all the sorting and loading and dumping!