Listening to Children…In Action!
As I mentioned yesterday in my blog, listening to children is so very important. As both parent and educator I’ve come to understand that listening to children is very essential for their well-being. It addition, it is FUN and very revealing. Listening plays a huge part in connectedness which research shows is the key to a happy childhood as well as a happy adulthood! Listening makes for a peaceful child and peaceful family.
When I was 18 years old, and a day camp counselor, one of the children in my group was with another counselor doing a craft project.
The Importance of “Quiet Time” for all!
Do you ever get to the point where you are yearning for some time where nothing is scheduled, when there is no specific task that must be accomplished, when you can simply sit back and reflect on things?
I know that I certainly do! I need this type of quiet time. Time to think my own thoughts, to be still, to see what emerges in the stillness. And I’ve seen how important this quiet time is for children too.
In today’s fast paced world, both the adult and child can find themselves overly involved with very little that is free from one specific activity or another.