Our afternoon of raking leaves opened my eyes to the opportunities everyday chores can offer for playing, exploring, and discovering. Here are some of the chores around our home that we have found to be exciting.
When children have opportunities to make decisions and increase their independence, they see that their own identity is important. They are able to build confidence when their thoughts and opinions are valued by those around them.
It’s a space where men can talk about topics like napping, share with one another the best deals on diapers, and at the same time talk about their interests like sports, motorcycles, or computer games.
It allowed me to really appreciate the “team behind my teacher” when we attended a parent–teacher conference that included so many support staff and teachers, including an occupational therapist, speech therapist, and special education teacher.