St John’s teaches children that they are empowered citizens of the world. So, it was no surprise when Joslin and Lou Lou devised their plan to solve the Corona Crisis. One solution involves medicine, the other magic. This week, we asked some other children about their ideas. While discussing these topics with young children might feel uncomfortable, it’s important to give children the space to share their ideas and feelings. It can also provide a space to clarify concepts they may have, and give them the opportunity to take some control back during a time where we are all facing new restrictions.
Charlie: Find a chalk board and write ‘No one can come into this house.’
Responsibility broken down is our ability to respond. We are all trying to understand our capabilities and responsibilities during this time and hope to rise to the occasion. But what can children do? We continue to explore the impact children can have, and what we see again and again, is their ability to spread joy. While many children have knowledge about their circumstances, they are not bogged down by it. The children are like wells of happiness and through their physical or digital presence and their art and expression, they extend an invitation to join their happiness. Louise suggested we could send messages to doctors to tell them how much we love them. Elle left a message on her sidewalk. Children have still been leaving their rocks that spread joy. What are some ways your children have brought levity or cheerfulness to your home?
Pieces of Tucker Room experiences.