I have been extremely productive while being off for Spring Break this week. I've cleaned the house, met up with bloggers and friends, and have been reading! This book, The 5 Love Languages of Children, has been an amazing read so far!
The authors describe situations of children with the different love languages and give tips on how to respond appropriately. At the end of each love language chapter, they list several "to do's" for those types of children. For example, if your child's love language is physical touch, you could provide them with a special blanket or pillow or give them high fives.
I really like how many of the ideas and principles can be used in a home setting AND a classroom setting. I figured since all children learn differently, they must love differently. We teach to all the different learning styles. It just seems appropriate to understand all the different types of love and respond accordingly.
I can't wait to implement some of these strategies in my class this week! What things do you do to help each child know that their way of learning and loving is ok? Feel free to share in the comments below!