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How Do You See Children?
April 28, 2022
It's a funny thing about life; once you begin to take note of the things you are grateful for, you begin to lose sight of the things that you lack.
-Germany Kent, American journalist

"Which of these best describes how you see young children?” asks Deb Curtis in her book, Really Seeing Children.

  • “Children are inexperienced, vulnerable, and often get themselves into trouble; my first priority is their health and safety.
  • Children say and do the darnedest things; they’re so cute and funny and always keep me entertained!
  • Children need me to help them develop skills that will get them ready for school and life.
  • Children are eager, curious, creative, and competent learners, deserving of rich, challenging experiences to develop their fullest potential.

All of these statements have simple truths to them. Yet, how we see children is not so simple. Our view of children and childhood is rapidly changing in response to the pressures of modern life, new research on brain development and learning, and the belief that many young children in the United States aren’t ready for school…

Of course we want to help children develop the skills to be successful in school, but does this focus narrow our view of children as people who need to be tested and fixed?...

How I see children strongly impacts everything I do and say in my daily work. I want to make sure I…bring an enhanced view of children to my work.”

Really Seeing Children

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Deb Curtis, in her more than 40 years as an early childhood educator, has cultivated a reflective teaching practice devoted to really seeing children.

Through her collection of stories and photographs, learn to suspend your adult agenda to really see children's perspectives and the amazing ways they experience the world. Taking up this practice will bring joy and deeper understanding to your work and life and allow you to engage with children in a more meaningful teaching and learning process.

Use coupon code SEEING at checkout.

Offer valid through April 29, 2022, at 11:59 pm Pacific Time.
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