• ECE Topics

    How To Be In the Moment With Children

    Being present with children is one of the most important things we can do! When a child looks into our eyes and smiles, we smile back. When they point to a tree, we say “yes, I see that tree. Doesn’t it have beautiful leaves?” We need to interact frequently with children, play “hide-and-seek” or “peek-a-boo,” read a book together, or just talk to them like they are real people! Children are in the moment and we need to be in the moment with them! We hear a lot about how early experiences shape us. But how does having present and responsive adults shape a child’s social development? Does it affect…