Team Spotlight – Mr Anthony

Mr Anthony has been in the Big and Tiny family since the very beginning. He was one of our first educators when we opened our Santa Monica location in 2018. He’s also a regular fixture on Big and Tiny’s Youtube channel and IGTV with Zoom classes, arts & crafts videos and more!

What’s your favorite thing about working at Big and Tiny?
My favorite thing about working at Big and Tiny is watching little ones grow from diapers/babbling to walking and saying their first words. And as they grow parents watch with tears of joy in their eyes. 

What are your passions and hobbies?
My hobbies are making people laugh/smile, writing poetry, learning/exploring different cultures, dancing, traveling, and making kids become their best free selves! 

You were doing all the Zoom Classes over lockdown, what was the biggest challenge and how did you overcome it?
The biggest challenge over zoom classes during lockdown was keeping everyone’s attention, children and adults alike. I overcame this by keeping my energy high and having everyone engaged verbally and physically. I would have my kiddos introduce their favorite toys and talk about it to their friends. I would also play games that had them interact within their surroundings like a scavenger hunt – find something red in your room and bring it to the camera or instructional physical songs that had everyone get up and dance! 

I would  also engage the parents by asking them questions and also making jokes that would make them laugh, after all they were in the zoom each day too! 

You have recently been recording Big and Tiny’s arts and crafts videos! What fun! What is your favorite activity to do with kids?
My favorite activity to do with my kids are sing-alongs! I love to sing in a circle, hear the kiddos sing with joy, and perform the song with hand gestures and dancing!

What life lesson have you learnt from working with little ones?
A life lesson I learned working with little ones is definitely taking a step back and enjoying life unraveling in front of us. Kids have the immaculate ability to live in the presence, pouring water from one glass to another is magical. Life is magical, as adults we tend to forget and lose sight of the magic. 

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