Abria is 28 months old. Abria’s parents want the teachers to feed her
Abria is 28 months old. Abria’s parents want the teachers to feed her with a spoon and do not want her to play with her food at lunchtime. In the program that Abria attends, the toddlers sit together at a table and feed themselves with a spoon, even though it is often messy. Sometimes they get tired and pick up food with their fingers. The teachers in the program think that it is important for children to learn to feed themselves.
How would you dialog to discuss this issue with the family?
Chapter 12, Wittmer and Peterson (2018)
Wittmer, D.S., & Peterson, S.H. (2018). Infant and toddler development and responsive program planning: A relationship-based approach (4th Ed). Pearson, NY.
- Module 12 PowerPoint-attached
- Center for the Study of Social Policy: This Web site, focused on strengthening families, provides many publications on the topic.
- Head Start Early Learning and Knowledge Center (ECLKC): Go to HEAD START and you will find a wealth of information including articles, latest Tweets, and information on Early Head Start.
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