Drop Thought Kids
If you are around kids then you most likely have caught yourself in a moment of desperatly trying to impart wisdom only to realise that they are gone and no longer listening. They may have asked a question and managed to listen to the first few minutes of your answer but then their attention has veered to something else...anything else. And as an adult, there may well be some key and very important details or life skills we really want children to get and understad yet...the eye roll tells us they are not truly interested. The truth is, that one of the fastest ways to kill a lesson is by telling kids what to think. With all the best intentions in the world, parents and teachers, can interfere with learning. We direct it, hurry it along, and insist upon it but what if the tools we desired our kids to have in life could be obtained organically? Dropping in big ideas with no specific learning intention can expose children to life tools while creating the confidence to think without pressure. It can expose them to new situations and reduce the fear of differences. It can open a world of 'wonders' and generate a community to be proud of.
Book Passage: “A sister understands that beds were made for jumping,” Liam replied. “My mum never understands that, but it is made with springs. Spring means to jump. Right?” Check in with your children to ensure they understand the chapters they are reading and extending their understanding and enjoyment of the text. From Jada
Book Passage: Liam shook his head real serious at the memory, “That was a terrifying morning, I tell you. I lost 14 of my pet ants at home, right before I brought them in to show everyone! And all because my little sister, Remy, dumped them out to say goodbye! Who dumps ants out?
Book Passage: Zuri leant in again and slowly said, “Well, I’m glad to say that I don’t look like my brothers but I do look a bit like my mum. You don’t really look like yours.” I peered closer. That was true. I’m from China and Mum from England. I was adopted so my