Showing understanding by our actions
THE IMPORTANCE OF FEELING UNDERSTOOD
By responding to a need correctly, the early years educator shows the significance of feeling understood and that basic needs can be satisfied. Every time an educator successfully reacts to a child’s needs, desires, and emotions, he or she is demonstrating an understanding of the child. This, for example, can be done by following the line of sight and handing over the bottle or a toy, helping with undressing or holding hands outside.