This week we’ve had many indoor days due to the smoke outside, so we decided to take this opportunity to go on some inside walks to the seniors. Our adventures through the senior building require a lot of stairs and the children are always excited and ready for the challenge. This offers us a wonderful alternative from outside to work on our gross motor. Previous times we have gone on this walk the children either like to go down on their bums or will turn around and go feet first on their bellies. This time around though, some of our older friends held the railing and walked down, standing, slowly taking one step at a time. Wow! What a proud moment this was, to see them gain confidence on each floor, trusting themselves to try this big milestone all on their own. In the PPP Alberta Framework Curriculum they say “Children have the right to feel safe. When provided with the space and freedom to take healthy risks, their willingness to do so reflects a sense of security, self-confidence, courage, and body strength.” Even the younger children in the class were wanting to attempt at walking down the stairs just like they were watching their friends do. Instead though, they reached for an educators hand and had a little help walking down the stairs. We cannot believe how fast everyone has grown in the last couple months.