Monthly Musing - May 2023

May 30, 2023

In response to being asked about how to go deeper with one’s practice with children, we offer these monthly musings as invitations for you. You might take the invitation up

  • as an individual or with your team.
  • at monthly staff meetings.
  • to provoke conversations when feeling stuck.

The opportunities are endless.

We will pose these musings monthly, but use them as you feel moved to. You might spend more than a month with one question. Or, you might revisit a question at a later time. Each time you visit or revisit a question, new possibilities emerge.

This month's musing comes from the holistic play-based goal of Well-Being and the facet of Belonging.

"In what ways are family contributions invited and honoured within your centre?

Think about contributions of materials, interests, time, and cultural knowledge.”  (Flight, p. 94)

An additional resource for your consideration:

Book - My Family, Your Family written by Kathryn Cole and illustrated by Cornelia Li (Second Story Press, 2020)

"A celebration of families, especially yours!

There is no one size fits all when it comes to families. They can be large or small, blended or shared, here or there. The families in this book might have one dad or two moms. They might have grandparents or not. No brothers or sisters, or a lot! Your family or my family, whatever it’s like, it’s the perfect fit. The only tradition that matters in these families is that they love each other." Second Story Press