States Parties recognize the right of the child to rest and leisure, to engage in play and recreational activities appropriate to the age of the child and to participate freely in cultural life and the arts.
– United Nations: The Convention on the Rights of the Child, Article 31.
I realized that I am promoting and attempting two things, not one.
Kindergarten child (K.C.): “Johnny is hurting Mother Nature!”
Me: “Johnny is hurting Mother Nature?”
K.C.: “He’s digging holes into the dirt!!!! He’s hurting Mother Nature.
In recent decades everyone seems to be very conscious of protecting Mother Earth.
Every choice I make in my classroom is a result of my underlying beliefs, whether I am aware of it or not.
To me, getting dirty is essential for having loads of fun outside.