Pete’s A Pizza

Pete’s A Pizza

Creativity in the early years includes pretend (symbolic) play. Pretend play offers boundless opportunities for language development, creative expression, and relational connections. While children are exceptional players, sometimes adults need help getting started.   This recipe for connection suggests a children’s book as a starting place to launch a pretend play session. Creativity: Pretend: Pete’s a Pizza...
Waiting is Not Easy

Waiting is Not Easy

Patience is difficult. Managing our reactions, or being patient, is a developing approach to learning skill for young children.  Many families and toddler teachers struggle to address building patience skill building in the heat of a toddler’s frustration.  This recipe for connection sets the stage for a casual and even humorous exchange about the sensation of and strategies for waiting. Patience: Waiting is...