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Hi George - Your writing about toddlers and young children always strikes the right chord with me and I often post excerpts for our teachers. The examples you give are lifted directly from the daily experience of teachers and parents and bring us back to the basics despite the myriad of regulations and other concerns.
I so agree with this author but would have loved to see some examples for infants and toddlers. For example, taking time to respond thoughtfully to an infant's cries or coos. Noticing an infant's reaction when you give them a new food, "oh, that's something different, isn't it?" Repeating what you think a toddler said or meant when he pointed and cried when his dad left that morning-"Oh, it's hard when people leave, I can see you are sad, I will sit with you until you feel better." And of course developing comforting rituals and routines that help infants and toddlers feel safe and know who they can depend on.