Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Daredevil Behavior in Early Childhood Education


“Never do anything that you wouldn't want to explain to the paramedics.”~Anonymous
The second thing that actually comes to mind is that anyone that works in the field on education truly deserves a round on applause.
We are highly trained professionals when it comes down to it. Synapses firing like locomotives when a child is in distress…or…has gotten themselves in distress…..ahem.
So we’ve all see them… infants, kids or preschoolers that get into activities a bit more than others. Daredevils…or…well sometimes I don’t know what to call them other than the paramedics.
I wasn’t this type of child…I was smaller than most, so I guess before I could get into something I was mowed down or picked up and hurled out of the way….those were my type of injuries.
You know, the best lessons can be learned when every one was affected by a situation and can remember it for years to come…..(it is always my hope that it is positive outcome and usually has some humor in it).
I can tell a child is about to do something pretty off the wall by their facial expression…it’s about then I move in closer and make eye contact letting them know, ‘Are you sure that idea will hold together? May want to put a little rebar around it and rethink it again…’

What are some experiences you have had?


VKT said...

I started blogging about 34 years of those very experiences about a month ago. It has been a treat to remember them all. Check them out if you have a chance?


Dan Gurney said...

Yeowch! I hope this didn't happen at your school! Poor kid. I'll bet he wished he'd thought twice before sticking his head in the chair.

Barbra The Bloggess said...

Hi VKT & Dan,
My Mom sent me this photo. She is in education as well. I have no clue where she got it...but this is doesn't surprise me.
Sometimes I wonder if quotes like the ones above could have come from the very same little person in the picture....
One can only hope....
Poor little guy and poor every one!