Often, communication can hold an underlying context or set up a gateway to a number of inquiries and consequences. While we try our best to be careful about the way we communicate with children, there are a number phrases frequently used that can feel confusing or leave children starving for context.
Our culture uses the word love in a variety of contexts. We love the beach, we love fried chicken, we love our house, etc. Most of the time this word is used to dictate that we really really like something. Culturally speaking, we have created a broader meaning of the term love.
There’s a balance in the amount of materials needed in a child’s learning environment. Too many options can be overstimulating and stressful (for everyone), while not enough options can cause a level of disengagement.
Each child has a different set of needs which can help guide how to set up a learning space and what materials to add to that space.