March in the Playroom
As Valentine’s Day celebrations made their way into the Playroom, the topic of love became a focus of conversation. As a few children sat around the table, decorating hearts and other items, the question “Who do you love?” was asked. The initial answer the children was ‘my mom’ and ‘my dad’. Other family members were soon included, as well as other important people in their lives. This conversation expanded into what other things the children love and perhaps more importantly why they love the people they do. It was interesting to hear the responses include such reasons as: my mom is the best cook; dad likes to play hide-n-seek; and because she loves me. These early relationships that children form with people are integral to their healthy growth and development. When children feel safe and loved they can begin to learn and grow.