To thrive, a child needs to feel protected and loved and accepted.

He needs to discover his own body and what it can feel and do.

He needs to experience people, the texture of food and the smell and feel of animals.

He needs to discover-learn about pots and pans, grass and the sea.

He needs to marvel at how sand can change shape when it pours out of a bucket or when water becomes an ice cube.

He needs time to emerge himself in the wonder of nature and its cycles and rhythms.

He needs to experience life to become part of life.

He needs time to be a child before he eventually leaves childhood behind.

Please hold back a little before putting pressure on them to perform…