This month we look to those practical exercises that allow the child to learn and master everyday skills and give the child confidence and gain independence. Studies show that the children who are relaxed and happy learn more easily that those who are feeling anxious or stressed. During the time of the pandemic, we want to be sure to offer the child an opportunity to learn by doing. We know the child needs movement, as this is the way the young child develops. The more active and involved they are, the more likely they are to be engaged and interested. Know that the child may want to repeat an activity often, as this is a way that the child creates him or herself. Let us explore the rooms of a home to see how they might serve the child. The ideas shared here are not comprehensive, but simply a place to begin.