childhood

Let them be little

Let them be little

I absolutely love this quote as it is such a great reminder to be present and not be restless for what is next. So much of the time I hear people say "I can't wait until......" But we also can't get that time back. Our children are in a precious and all too fleeting...

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Being the lighthouse

Being the lighthouse

The child is looking for the adult to be the lighthouse in the midst of their storm. We cannot help a child navigate their way through, and make sense of big feelings, when we are responding with our own big feelings. A little technique I find helpful to maintain my...

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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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