Emily goes to look for her swim suit, but can’t find it. She asks for Oliver’s help and he finds it right away, in the only place where it can be, where it usually is.
Emily asks, Where did you find it?
Oliver answers, It was on the drying rack.
Nothing else. No lesson. No judgement.
Had *I* gone to look for it and found it on the drying rack, instinctively I’d have told Emily, It was exactly where it always is, you just have to look better.
Kids don’t judge. Maybe because they don’t have expectations? Maybe because they don’t feel like their role is to teach? Whatever the reason, we should observe kids and learn from them, they’re the best teachers.