I sometimes think to myself, "Michelle, are you giving all you can to these kids you care for?? Could you be doing more??" Then I realize, "Simple is Good!!"
My friends are learning so much through the play they engage in... friendship, patience, forgiveness, love, happiness, empathy, and fun, these are only just a few of the more intangible things that they learn. The things we actually see are the easy things to teach... cutting, pasting, letters, numbers, or words to a song.
As I set out our art project today, worrying that maybe it wasn't going to be fun enough, or interesting enough... I remembered, "Simple is Good!!"
We talked about colors, how many, will it stick, how much glue is just right, weights of different objects, and waiting our turn, sharing glue, personal space, sharing materials, and encouraging our friends. See, as simple as our project was today, there was so much to learn.