Sneak Peek to Upcoming Book Release

Just a quick update to convey that all is going well in the development and illustration of my first children's book. This has been a rather long and arduous path, full of bumps, potholes, and major detours. Nonetheless, the rough portion of the road is behind me now! I am very excited to share this … Continue reading Sneak Peek to Upcoming Book Release

Imagine A Garden…

A garden for children ages 6 weeks through Kindergarten A garden that nurtures through nature, the mind, body, and Spirit of children and their families A garden in which children and families engage in transformational learning by connecting to our natural world A garden that enriches the mind, nourishes the body, and cultivates the Spirit … Continue reading Imagine A Garden…

Book Review: Our Father (in other words)

This past week I had the very distinct pleasure of sitting down with the author of the children's book, Our Father (in other words), Penn Ketchum. I asked him to bring a copy of his book because admittedly I had not yet had the chance to get my hands on one and I very much … Continue reading Book Review: Our Father (in other words)

Edu-PLAY-tion: Beach, a Poem

Beach: In the Style of a Poem Young children create magic, encounter wonder Waves of water crash as thunder Sand becomes paper, a stick the pencil, waves the eraser   A treasure trove of shells, replenished by each wave Lay in the sand awaiting to be saved Choosing carefully those placed in the pail   … Continue reading Edu-PLAY-tion: Beach, a Poem

Edu-PLAY-tion: Step Away from the Screen and Into the Green: 5 Family Resources for Increasing Green Time

There is so much researched published on the detriments to children who spend the majority of their time engrossed in screen activity. More and more statistics are being released on the disparity between active hours and sedentary hours; it is an astoundingly expanding chasm of time. Many of the screen activities involve children pretending to … Continue reading Edu-PLAY-tion: Step Away from the Screen and Into the Green: 5 Family Resources for Increasing Green Time

Edu-PLAY-tion: Awe is Awesome

I read an interesting article in Parade today. Its title “Feeling Awe May Be the Secret to Health and Happiness”  caught my eye, as did the magazine’s cover photo promoting the article. In the article, psychologist Dacher Keltner, of the University of California, Berkeley’s Social Interaction Lab, defines awe as “…the feeling of being in … Continue reading Edu-PLAY-tion: Awe is Awesome

Edu-PLAY-tion: H2O, a Photo Blog

via Photo Challenge: H2O Water Play!! Has your Outdoor Water Play become Stale?                                   If so, Bing, Google, or Pinterest "Outdoor Water Play" to inject more excitement, wonder, exploration, and discovery into your environment. The children will thank you … Continue reading Edu-PLAY-tion: H2O, a Photo Blog

Edu-PLAY-tion: Jump

via Daily Prompt: Jump Sometime between the ages of 2 and 3, children discover the oh so fun movement of jumping. Parents are so excited when children attain developmental milestones. It lets them know their children are progressing on track. Jumping is one of those physical milestones. Adults eagerly hold the little hands of their … Continue reading Edu-PLAY-tion: Jump

Edu-PLAY-tion: STEMMA-Learning Through Nature-Based Play

Search the internet for "Nature-based Play in Young Children" and your search will result in pages of articles, websites, and images that could take you hours to peruse. Much research has been conducted on the benefits of play in young children; even more such research is now focusing on nature-based play. Thanks to authors and … Continue reading Edu-PLAY-tion: STEMMA-Learning Through Nature-Based Play