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Less Is More

More with Less

Posted by: Rhonda November 17, 2020

“Imagine not offering babies any toys until they find their hands for play. My mind started spinning as I listened to Janet Gonzalez-Mena describe the approach used by the Pikler Institute in Hungary,” writes Deb Curtis. “This is such a different emphasis than what I often see in early childhood programs in the United States. Babies are regularly surrounded by colors and images on walls and fabrics, along with toys that beep, rattle, and flash.

“The story of the Pikler babies and their hands challenged me to rethink my practice. In my desire to give children all they need to grow and learn, am I giving them too much?” Continue reading.