In honor of spring break week I’m offering some inspiration to get outside, with no agenda and no expectations with your child. Be in the moment. Put your toes in the sandbox or in the mud and stay awhile. Lay in the grass and stare at the clouds. Watch your child climb a tree higher than you think they should. Say yes more often. Eat more ice cream. Make a mess in the kitchen. Laugh with you child. Find your free sprit and live a day though your child’s eyes.
Now a word from Maria Montessori:
“Let the children be free; encourage them; let them run outside when it is raining; let them remove their shoes when they find a puddle of water; and when the grass of the meadows is wet with dew, let them run on it and trample it with their bare feet; let them rest peacefully when a tree invites them to sleep beneath its shade; let them shout and laugh when the sun wakes them in the morning.”
Have a great week. I’m going to take time to act out some of my own advice.