Newborns are nearly effortless in their ability to attract attention but this gradually becomes a bigger challenge as we age. While it’s likely that children are able to absorb another’s attention more completely than adults, it’s the adults who have the greater a far capacity to create it and focus it.
Teaching And Connections
Just ask a teacher. Increasingly, for those who are committed to instructing and guiding the youngest among us, there is a rising frustration in not having as many meaningful opportunities to connect with those in their classes one on one.
With the increase in class sizes and a contraction in unstructured time, there is less chance to create that moment’s interaction that might produce a spark that illuminates both the world that surrounds a child and the path that lies up ahead.