Connecting with Children on the Floor: Fuel for Healthy Growth in Mind/Heart
Floor play! Getting on the ground level with children creates a world for them that speaks with great volume into their heart-mind memories and gives adults a fresh perspective through children’s eyes. I got knee pads to crawl during grandkiddo toddler stages with my grandchildren. They FEEL the connection, which, by the way, is one of the problems in today’s society showing up in research in terms of children feeling a LACK of connectedness with others in the world.
It is amazing how much your perspective will widen with children level eye contact and working on a fun game or building project with magnets, legos, tinker toys, etc. on the floor. It is empowering for children to feel related to in their world. Connecting with them regularly builds not only a relationship that is healthy but also gives them a high octane fuel for feeling encouraged and confident. Those are two qualities pretty much equal to protein, vitamin/minerals for healthy growth in children!