Wednesday, February 11, 2015
NAEYC has ten tips for teaching compassion, however, I don't agree with all of them. The one I don't agree with is number three. Where puppets are a part of most child care center rooms not all children like them. Some children are afraid of puppets and to teach compassion using one could frighten a child. Therefore, it would be more compassionate not to use one. Be aware of a child's reaction to puppets and if they're afraid of them don't use this approach.
Here's the link if anyone is interested in reading the article:
10 tips for raising a compassionate infant-toddler