I am sure the parents were taken by surprise when we asked that the next full exercise, they are not to speak, but rather keep silent. It was purposeful.
Our Silent Journey starts with a group meeting of the parents with the staff. We walked into the Toddler’s environment with clear instruction to be SILENT. The assignments designated to the parents were on the different cards, and our job was to be a child for one hour, and play with whatever work was ahead of us.
Exploring the class, as if I am the child has brought some wonderful response from the parents – such as realization how hard my child works in class, that he has the time to think and reflect, and mainly to make MISTAKES. That the teacher will be there to guide, reinforce and be the support he needs.
We hope you had a great time.