Why working with children is so beneficial and what you gain from working with children.
Working with children represents hope and the future, it's a great opportunity to be of service to one's community. Children make you a more knowledgeable person, children are curious, with all the questions they ask you'll find yourself looking for answers! You'll also learn to admire children's endless energy, their creativity, flexibility and resilience. Working with children is also fun and exciting, no day is ever the same! You get to witness a lot of "firsts" whether is the first couple of crawls or wobbly steps, first mumbled words,
you'll be there to give out hugs, and high fives when they accomplish something new. Everyday
you serve a purpose, and you are continually depended on!
You'll start celebrating the little things every single day. Each day brings new excitement- a new pair of shoes, going to the park, a new toy in the toy box, you're part of it all! You're the first person children want to go to when they got a good score on a test you helped them study for, or won first prize on a project you helped them with. You celebrate all moments, big and small and each one brightness both their, and your lives.
Being a crucial part of each child's development. It's you who helps teach them right from wrong, how to share, how to take turns, and what it means to use kind words. You help develop these kids, day in and day out, and in turn help mold them into their future selves, building character both socially and academically. You encourage their budding personalities and bring out their unique traits too.
Working with children also teaches you skills that can help you later in life. Having a patient nature while working with children. You'll often find yourself repeating instructions and dealing with distractions. You'll then try to understand that children think, feel and process things differently to adults. Which will also help with your communication skills. It'll give you the ability to earn a child's trust and respect.Get down on their level and talk to them instead of at them, which is vital when working with children. Other things you'll learn are good organization and time management skills, leadership skills, and so much more.
Helping children and their families is the most rewarding job! Leaving your job everyday you think of the progress made, how you may have made them feel better, happier, stronger and empowered. Knowing that your job helps with children reaching their full potential, and taking care of them as if they're your own. You love these kids unconditionally, and show them that the world is filled with wonderful people. You hopefully teach them that no matter what they face, they will never be alone. This gives parents peace of mind knowing that their children are well taken care of in their absence.
Posts written by the Team ELM family!