Monday, 4 June 2012
On the floor, that's where the conversation is
I was reminded again yesterday of how important it is to get down on the floor when wanting to connect with children...
We were all so excited to see the little ones, and we were trying to get some response from them...
But we did it by talking from way up there to them, while trying to solicit some sort of verbal exchange!
It did not work at all!
They were hiding behind legs, and the faces were solemn...
Looking at us with eyes that say: "Do not even bother!"
I went to sit with them on the floor while they were colouring in, and all of a sudden the atmosphere changed. (I wanted to take some photos!)
They started to talk to me! I did not even have to ask another question!
The words just poured out of everyone...
And I got some smiles!
"Get down to their level!"
(I will not forget again!)