As I have said before, my sister is an experienced Montessori practitioner/directress and during one of our conversations she directed me to www.brainrules.net. I'm not one to read for ages on line so I bought the book (the baby one of course). It's quite sciencey (as you would expect seeing as it was written by a developmental molecular biologist) but very interesting. The bit I honed in on was about child led play. I understood the benefits of letting children discover things for themselves; but wondered how on earth they were supposed to just know how to do things - e.g. I wouldn't have been able to google Dr John Medina, before I knew he existed and therefore who to search for. A crap example, but I hope you get the gist.
|Time for a ponytail...|
I have been visiting American site PAHM for a while now (they have fabulous play project ideas that my limited imagination would never think of) and I always wondered what the invitation bit was about. Now I know. Glad that's off my chest.
There are actually some' potentials' that you do regret unlocking..like the potential to cut off hair (dog or human - not fussy); labels; and post. C is quite a pro now so time for me to adopt some child led (child following?) scissor survellience...