There is only one choice. Like the saplings our Tracks class plant each year, like the children we raise, we must grow. We'll become a school that will safeguard a space of play, of creation, and of curiosity for children ages 2 through 8.
Using the book as a guide, we can also see that simply acknowledging the fear and giving it room to breath would serve the scared child better than dismissing the fear with false reassurances. Try this on instead..."You are afraid. What information, tools, and materials will you need to build your wagon that will take you to the starry sky?" Or even better, "I will sit with you and this fear. Tell me more about it."