The chances in preschool

If you give a child a pitcher of juice, chances are she will spill it…

If you give a child a crayon, chances are she will scribble with it…

If you give a child a puzzle, chances are she will dump it…

If you give a child a set of paints, chances are he will mix it…

If you give a child a pile of corn seed, chances are he will scatter it…

If you give a child a length of ribbon, chances are he will knot it…

If you give a child a length of tape, chances are he will tangle it…

If you give a child an M&M to count, chances are he will taste it…

If you give a child batter to mix, chances are she will touch it…

If you give a child a bottle of glue, chances are she will waste it…

If you give a child a balloon to hold, chances are he will let go of it…

If you give a child rubber fish, chances are he will squirt it…

If you give a child a waterbead, chances are he will squish it…

If you give a child wet dirt, chances are she will step in it…

If you give a child a handful of slime, chances are she will drop it…

But the greatest chance you can take in preschool is to take no chances at all!

 

Comments

  1. Jessica says

    I Love this Thank you so much for sharing this! The best parts of my day are the messes with the kids weather its shaving cream art painting with pudding or just playing in mud. I have been thankful so far to have parents that understand though there kids are “just having fun” they are learning so much though the sensory conversations and questions they ask and a lot of times end up answering there selves there are those few parents who want there kiddos looking like there Sunday best at all times I had a parent of a 2 year old get upset once because she was playing on the slide and might get dirty. She then informed us that she enrolled her child to learn not to play. When it was explained to her that children learn best through there play. She considered it a few minutes and then said I want her looking her best her looks represent me. The only thing I can say to this is that poor child for the 91/2 hours a day I had her in care she got to put on play clothes and make as much “mess” fun as she wanted. Her personality started coming out and she interacted more with the other children the minute mom came in she was very careful of what she would touch and even picked her cup up ever so carefully. This is no life for a child children should be able to play and enjoy there childhood and if they learn a little (a lot) in the process Great! but as we all know learning is so much better when you enjoy it.

  2. Kristine says

    If you give a child real opportunities to do things, chances are they will learn…

    This is great!! Thank you for sharing and I wish more teachers would be taking chances, for all age groups.

  3. Amy says

    Deborah, I just love it, I would like to turn it into a poster for the fall school year. Thank you so much for sharing this. I love your website.