Sunday, March 4, 2012
In celebrating Dr. Seuss' birthday this past week, we grew as a community. It was very sweet to over-hear comments like, "I have that book at home!" and "You do? So do I!" said with excitement and joy over the connection to a friend.
Children develop independence by first separating from their parent to their teacher, then from the teacher to a peer/friend...this natural progression is not always an easy task for all to do. The work of the preschool teacher is to nurture friendships between the children. When was the last time you shared with a parent, about who their child plays with at school? Suggesting play-dates is a great way to foster preschool friendships. Some parents will ask but other parents may be shy or may not feel comfortable asking.
Happy Reading everyone! ~MM