One of my favorite ways to support mindful relating with small children is to provide professional development to preschool/early childhood educators. This week I had the distinct privilege of working with a school team in Fontana, California (via Zoom) to help them think about how they can instill a STEAM mindset in their preschoolers. After all, the foundations of STEAM are not about developing content (i.e., teaching preschool-level rocket science or quantum physics), but rather about developing ways of thinking and approaching problems more generally. Want to see what we were up to? Click here for the full slideshow (including videos and clickable links)!
For additional reading:
- Frayed: An Elegy for 2020
- Love in the Time of Coronavirus
- The kids are [not] alright: Thoughts on early childhood development, social isolation, and the Coronavirus Crisis
- Lockdown Day 45: Keeping the Pieces Together
- Groundhog day, Passover, and breaking up the monotony of lockdown
Rebekka Helford is a licensed marriage and family therapist in private practice in Los Angeles, California. With over a decade of experience working with parents and young children, Rebekka specializes in short-term intensive parenting consultation, using a variety of tools including home, office, and school visits to help families navigate developmental hiccups and get back on track. Virtual visits now available!
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