Child lead

In their own time

In their own time

Magda's wisdom on this one really says it all. We are in such a rush for the child to be at the next step, to be ready to roll, crawl, sit, walk..... Milestones....Percentiles....Coffee group comparisons...Developmental "norms" The weight of these expectations is a...

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Let them take risks!

Let them take risks!

When we look back over our experiences in life, we realise that we didn't learn the most from the things that were smooth sailing, easy and neatly polished. On the contrary! We learn and grow from risk, difficultly and struggle. When we allow children to do the things...

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The beauty of the moment. The simplicity of PLAY

The beauty of the moment. The simplicity of PLAY

So often, we are so concerned about what the child is learning... Are they reaching milestones? How do they stack up against their peers... Are they "ready" for the next step...... Pre-School ...School... We plan what we can teach next, extend upon and develop. While...

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Partnership

Partnership

I just love this quote and image!! Trusting in the child to take the lead, means that we become the partner and co-learner. A true partnership is two equals, working alongside one another, valuing one another for who they are and what they are capable of.  

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