I wrote this when I was working full time in a centre and I think it might be useful to some people. Imagine the scene: half a dozen or more children between 3- 5 years old around a table. Drawing and writing tools are available and premade books, made of folded and stapled A4 pages. I like to round the corners and sometimes sew the spine with coloured wool instead of stapling but that is just me. All the children are drawing and I am helping a number of children to complete their image and to dictate a page at a time. While they draw the next page, I help the next child. It’s a pretty fluid affair.
Various ethical, professional dilemmas that can arise in this process and here are some of my thoughts.