My children are teaching me so much that the learning process is 2-way. I thought I would share 4 observations with you:
- Rain or shine my daughter doesn’t care whether it’s raining or sunny she wants to go outside to play. We can often put barriers up on getting things done; like the weather. Each barrier is as an opportunity, for example, a rainy day is the possibility to go outside and splash in wellies.
- No cap on creativity; my kids like to play different animals, and I join in. We walk like dinosaurs, jump like frogs and slither like snakes. It keeps me incredibly fit! However, it does more than that I have to think how each animal moves and sound. The ability to be anything is something we should keep doing past childhood. The mind-set to explore with no cap on creativity.
- Do what they love. At the moment that is making ice cream in the play dough machine, colouring, reading, role-playing animals and cooking with mummy. They are always smiling and seem to be progressing well. We should do what we love in life.
- Spread enthusiasm. My daughter wants to cook, cook and cook. I am weary that she sees me role modelling, but she also sees me reading and writing essays for my Doctorate so there is a balance. What is evident is that we have the ability to spread enthusiasm and passion.