Great second lesson. We are learning much more due to the moms’ willingness to share. Thanks!
This lesson was all about simple parental skills that we can adopt to be more connected to our kids and by that enhance their learning capabilities such as exploration, Self worth and knowledge.
First of all we discussed sensitivity. We agreed that listening is a key element to being sensitive. Watch, wait, Listen!
We also talked about Encouragement that may be effective if you relate in your reaction to what the kid is showing you. Also, we mentioned non-verbal messages which are very important.
Another important point is Speaking in your mother tongue to strengthen your connection with the child and allowing him to continue connecting with family outside the United States.
We also mentioned:
- Running commentary.
- Promoting conversation.
- Expanding and extending.
- Learning while doing.
- And above all Fun and Laughter.
Now we can self reflect and rate ourselves on those skills:
- What you are best at at?
- What skill could you improve?
- What can you do in order to improve yourself?
Please reply so we could all learn from you.
See you next week,