In Their Shoes - Anne Stonehouse

Check out the free recourse by Anne Stonehouse, a Territory favourite, as many will remember Anne's lecturers and work with Family Day Care and then the many NT Conferences that Anne has presented at.

 

http://www.in-their-shoes.com.au/

"The pages that follow suggest situations, sometimes exaggerated, sometimes not, in which our experiences might be similar to a child’s.

Trying to take a child’s perspective helps us see more clearly how much there is to learn and figure out in their early years—and what a challenge that is when there are so many contradictory messages, so many adults not practising what they’re preaching. For example: an adult is having a coffee. A young child approaches and reaches for the cup. The adult pulls it away and admonishes the child: ‘No, don’t touch, it’s hot.’ Clear message, right? But what does the adult do? Not only touches the cup, but drinks from it! It’s amazing that children do figure out so much so quickly. It’s a good thing they are excellent learners. "