‘Be careful what you teach, it might interfere with what they are learning.’
Is there anything or anyone more careful than a toddler trying to execute a new skill or trying to achieve something that really matters to them?
Balancing a beanbag on your head might not seem like much to an adult, but to a toddler it is the pinnacle of careful concentration, skill and learning. As well as a great deal of fun and a barrel full of belly laughs along the way of course, as the beanbag teeters and topples off, time and again.
Playing is learning at this age. And it is such a pleasure to witness.
I don’t think she needs teaching as such. Not yet. Just the freedom to learn. So often when I’m watching my little girl just being her, I can see her practically growing and gaining confidence in front of my very eyes. It is a rare privilege.
‘Children are not things to be moulded, but people to be unfolded.’
‘Play is our brain’s favorite way of learning.’
My entry for this week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Careful.