I was chatting with a lovely mum I know and we were lamenting the guilt effect Pinterest has with it’s millions of ideas to do with your toddler.
But you know what? As an early childhood teacher I think it’s a false sense of education to think that offering many experiences tops the simplicity of having one experience many times.
It is time to explore and revisit that promotes deep thinking, exploration, building skills and experimentation. Sure offer some new things but don’t forget the value of reoffering an old favourite like playdough again and again. Change the materials presented with it, or don’t. Add a pot, add some sticks, maybe add water. But please, don’t be tricked into thinking that more experiences make for a better education.
Less is more.