It's my goal to provide something unique and informative with my blog posts. With that in mind, I have decided to try something new with my blog posts. Future blog posts will be based on a fictional classroom called Mr. Azzur's classroom. Hopefully you will be entertained and gain something from the stories based on this fictional classroom.
What is play? As educators of young children, we understand its value. The challenge lies with our families understanding of the concept. We know that play is a child’s means of developing an understanding of their world.
Our families have a quite unique perspective on play. That makes sense. Parents view their primary responsibility as taking care of a child’s needs and keeping them safe from harm.
All of us want validation for our efforts. That is why it is necessary to help families to see their child’s play for the meaningful part it plays in a child’s development. It is then that we gain the validation being sought .
It is my goal with my blogs to give those in the field continue to evolve as educators. With all that is going in the world regarding race and culture, I feel the question starting this blog post is more important now more than ever to ask ourselves. We must remember that is the means with which children process their world.
Saying that, how will we support cultural diversity in children?
One way that we can accomplish this simple: self-reflection. Regularly reviewing how we interact with our children and families helps us to determine the strength of our relationships with them. We must reflection on how our own culture affects the decisions we make and the perceptions. These perceptions influence how we form relationships with our children and families.