Gain valuable insights through the child's perspective.
Children see the world quite differently than we do. The world is new to them. They are experiencing so many "firsts" and trying to make sense of them. When we seek out their points of view, we gain valuable insights into their thinking, their questions, their fears, and the things that tickle their fancy and delight them. Take time to listen and watch closely. Let their perspectives inform everything you do in your day-to-day practice.
Explore a common theme — superhero and monster play — that often occurs with children in the preschool setting. Consider the child's point of view through this exploration.
When children engage in superhero or monster play, what developmental themes might they be exploring?
What are your program policies regarding monster or superhero play?
Explore the process by which these policies were developed.
What is their foundation (research on play and child development, "this is the way we've always done it," personal feelings, preferences, or biases)?