As parents of preschoolers, everyone wants there child to be safe. Some parents, however, tend to isolate their children and never allow them the room to try new things and perhaps make mistakes. A child’s environment should be safe from harm but it should not be sterile. Let your children run around outside, climb on safe objects, dig in the dirt, wade in the water, etc. Children need time and the opportunity to experiment with safe objects.
There is a new phrase popping up in early childhood. It is called “Bubble Wrapping” your children. Many teachers are faced with parents who will not allow their child to participate in many normal preschool activities. Trying new things, is how children learn. Failing new things is how children learn.
Below is a poem I wrote many years ago that speaks to this subject.