Pick Yourself Up, Dust Yourself Off, and Start All Over Again!

Today we learned a lot about resilience.
Resilience is an incredibly important skill for little people to master. Learning to persevere when problems arise means that children can overcome obstacles and are comfortable failing and trying again (which is a key component of learning!)

Resilience is defined by Merrium Webster as an ability to recover from or adjust easily to misfortune or change.

We decided we wanted to go to the library this morning, but when we got there it was closed! We were very sad, and wet because it had started to rain so we stopped at the community centre to warm up and dry off.

"This is boring!" C said, sitting at a little table in the community centre with A. I agreed, and empathized, letting her know I was feeling disappointed too but we could work together to make a new plan.

We looked at the map to see what was close by and found out that there was a park not too far away. We decided  to walk over to play and then grab a special lunch from the store on our way back.

As we walked we saw ducks swimming in a big puddle, and we got to climb and run at the skate park because it was too rainy for the big kids to play there.

The park was amazing and had a huge climbing structure that reached all the way up into the clouds!

"This is the best park ever!" D exclaimed, running to play with her friends. 

Everyone was so excited 😊

Then we went to the store and picked out some special foods for lunch and a treat to share on the way home.

Even though our morning didn't go quite as we expected we had a lot of fun and we learned that sometimes the best adventures are ones we don't plan for.