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What if?

May 30, 2018


Shakin Bones Time…. as I get older and more seasoned as an early
childhood specialist I can’t help reflect on my practices with young
children. Where did these ideas come from? Why do I think they are
best for children? So the What If questions begin to consume my
thought processes.
(You are not going to like some of these questions, but you must be use to
me by now)
 

What if we no longer had areas, house, blocks, art, etc. knowing that
learning is integrated not isolated?
 

What if we no longer had nap time, but allowed children to rest when
they are tired?
 

What if we no longer had mealtimes, but allowed children to eat when

they are hungry?
 

What if we no longer had lesson plans, but allowed children to create
their own schedule and experiences?
 

What if we no longer tried to change a child, but adults made changes to
fit children’s needs and interests?
 

What if PLAY was not a child’s work, but a child’s reality…?

 

Just asking.

 

 

 

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