I have recently begun to ponder: Why do we find it so rewarding to enable the learning of others? One of the reasons I love working with young children is that, during this period of rapid development, humans are learning how to learn. Young children are bringing to bear all their faculties to make meaning of their surroundings (Tronick, 2007). They are learning to coordinate their motor, sensory, and affective systems to leverage cognition, reaching higher and higher levels of symbolic thinking—and they are doing it all in relationship to other people (Greenspan, 2004).

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