Today we moved the bugs into a container of dirt and geared the energy at our garden table towards building. Rowan had a clear vision of how he wanted the garden to look, and Austin followed his lead. Many of Austin's ideas were included, but when an idea or material was declined, Austin was not dismayed and moved onto his next suggestion. Rowan was able to convey his ideas with an excitement that was encouraging and not dismissive. Should children always compromise their ideas to come to agreement or are they developing a different skillset by being directive or following someone else's guidance? In this case, both children enjoyed and thrived in their roles. Rowan was focused on building his garden and Austin was equally invested in helping to create the garden Rowan envisioned.
by Lisa & Rachael
Pieces of Tucker Room experiences.