My youngest child just started preschool. And while I’m all of a sudden craving a 3rd baby (yipes!) I’ve been so enthralled watching her gain independence and knowledge.
She’s in a preschool that has truly amazing teachers. In fact, we drive 20 minutes out of our way just to take her there. Aside from delivering a quality program, and aside from being the loveliest people you’d ever meet, her preschool teachers make no qualms at all about stating very clearly that the success of our little ones depends greatly on the relationship between teacher, parent and child. And that, in this crucial age for learning, we “get out what we put in” to our child’s education.
They believe so strongly in this that, at the start of the year, we were each handed a poem that was touted as their philosophy in running the school.
I raced home, poem in hand, to show Trevor. The poem below is exactly what we’ve been talking about on our blog recently!…
A Poster To Share With Your Piano Studio Clients
I absolutely loved this poem and I know you will too. In fact, I loved it so much that we created a printable 11×17 poster for you to download, send to your local office supply store for printing, and display proudly in your piano studio!
Click here to download your poster and check out the poem below. Enjoy!
I dreamed I saw a studio
And watched two sculptors there.
The clay they used was a child’s mind
And they fashioned it with care.
One was a teacher – the tools he used
Were books, music, and art.
The other; a parent, worked with a guiding hand,
And a gentle, loving heart.
Day after day, the teacher toiled with a touch
That was careful, deft, and sure,
While the parent labored by his side
And polished and smoothed it o’er.
And when at last, their task was done,
They were proud of what they had wrought.
For the things they had molded into the child
Could neither be sold or bought.
And each agreed they would have failed
If either had worked alone.
For behind the parent stood the school
And behind the teacher, the home.
Including parents in home practice is an absolute must! That’s why, when we created our innovative technical exercise resource, TEDDtales, we made sure to add an element of parental interaction to make sure those daily warm-ups get done at home too! Click here to learn more about TEDDtales.