From the Foreword by Ann Pelo and Margie Carter to the wonderful new book by Nick Terrones, A Can of Worms available for pre-sale:
“A two-year-old and her teacher, Nick, lie on their bellies eye to eye with a worm. The toddler, Paige, tries to fit the worm into an organizational system —male or female, boy or girl.
She asks, ‘Does the worm have a penis?’
Her question hangs in the air while Nick gulps and collects his thoughts, aware that this question could carry them into intimate considerations. ‘How much should I say? How little?’ he wonders. And he finds his answer in ‘one of my highest values, which is to honor children’s thinking by ... responding honestly.
I decided to stick with Paige and her curiosity, her desire to understand, rather than let my anxieties stifle the conversation.’”
Join Nick Terrones for an ECI Webinar (free to you, sponsored by Exchange Press), Fearless Conversations With Toddlers: How to Open a Can of Worms With Little Ones, on Wednesday, January 13 at 2 PM Eastern.
Fearless Conversations with Toddlers
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Toddlers ask big, bold questions every day. Teachers and caregivers give shape to the world as they respond to those questions. The conversation unfolds in an electric moment—an awkward, exciting, bewildering moment. A Can of Worms is a guide and support for celebrating these most important conversations. Have no fear! Take a deep breath, and respond.
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