“One morning I offered my toddlers tubs filled with sudsy water so they could give the baby dolls a bath,” writes Deb Curtis in her book, Really Seeing Children. “The children spent quite a bit of time doing what I expected: splashing the water, dunking the babies, and covering them with the sparkly bubbles floating in the tubs. Then, as often happens, one of the children had a new idea. Oona climbed into a tub and looked up with a grin. This idea sparked Caleb to do the same, and the two of them looked at each other sitting in the tub and began to laugh…
It was wonderful to see the children engaged in this humorous moment, joining together in enjoyment and laughter. I have often observed children sharing a good laugh, which has sparked my fascination in what children think is humorous and why…I’m curious about the significance of humor in children’s development and how my responses to their humor can support their learning and relationships.”
Educators have the opportunity to slow down, observe, delight, and practice really seeing children every day. In her new book, Really Seeing Children, Deb Curtis offers a wealth of ideas to help teachers and parents see with fresh eyes.
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