Two Year Olds Drumming Out Their Tension
Projectile vomit happened. The two year olds began gathering on a mat at the Medford daycare so I could teach them basics with tense/calm/switch gears/get tense feelings out/etc. The first little girl stepped onto the mat and projectile vomited. So much for the mat. The teacher kindly apologized to me. I eased her mind by helping clean up the vomit which I was grateful just missed the drums! “It’s life!” I told her.
Next for drumming tense then calm to hear, see, FEEL the difference. One boy decided feet could do it better. Another boy thought it a good idea. Allowing freedom and creativity for children to EXPLORE for themselves is essential in teaching health-giving skills because that helps them to KNOW for themselves. Hip hip hooray for feet drumming!