Focusing on our personal interests while caring for our children is important. If we’re having fun and are happy, our little ones are too! It creates a peaceful play space that encourages the imagination! Here is a watercolor painting I did the other day! I’m so happy to be painting again!
Who knew a turkey baster could be so much fun!! Strengthening the hand, improving hand-eye coordination and helping to develop concentration... all while having a slashing good time!!
Focus on the positive. Verbalize what you want to see. "We hop on the floor, chairs are for sitting." I say as calmly as possible as my 20 month old shows her daddy her newly acquired hopping skills! What is shocking is that she actually listens! I am guilty of slipping into the age old… Continue reading Find yourself saying, “No…no…no…no…no!” and hoping your child doesn’t throw the glass cup on the floor?
I love focusing of the qualities of the earth that are nurturing, fostering a sense of safety. Here is a fun poem, body movements forthcoming! Deep in the Earth, in the center of the Earth, there is a great big stone that's as hard as a rock and it's hot, hot, hot! It's a magnet,… Continue reading The Center of the Earth
Celebrating the season with felt!
It's wonderful to hear the imaginative thoughts that course through the children's minds! When we listen to what they are currently interested in, we can create a dynamic imaginative space where the children are practicing numbers, reading and writing while role playing. Higher level thinking is possible within this dynamic play space. They happily engage… Continue reading Listening is a Great Tool for Inspiration
Here are a few more alphabet images! If you are interested in ordering a set of alphabet cards please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nothing is more enchanting for a child than to listen to a fairytale. There is great wisdom in these ancient stories. They teach the child how to be virtuous, to be brave, to face their fears and never give up. Each tale proves that good always prevails, even though it may be extraordinarily difficult. Telling… Continue reading The Importance of Storytelling
Imagine a forest in bloom! Here the children cut strips of brown, glued them down, then with their pointer added pink dots and then tissue on a tip of a pencil and dipped in glue did all the rest... to add the colorful blooms!
After learning the parts of the flower, the children loved making flower hats! Parts include: corolla (petals) Stamen Pistil Calyx We also made our pollinators... Bumble bees!!