Be flexible!

Have toddlers, preschoolers, and school-agers?

Then you should have a plan, right?

The answer is yes, but with some flexibility. Having a plan when it comes to the care and education of children is almost always recommended. However, being flexible and spontaneous is also very important.

Allowing children to decide what it is they are interested in, or would like to talk or learn about, can foster creativity and allow imagination to blossom! Sometimes schedules that are too rigid can stiffle a child’s learning. Being flexible in our routines as parents and teachers can allow for very valuable “teachable moments”, not only for the child, but for the parents and teachers as well.