My Lavender Harvesting ZEN – Zensory Experiences in Nature (ZENs)

My Lavender Harvesting ZEN. An example of a Zensory Experience in Nature. ZENs - fostering spiritual development in young children and adults. Connect with me to learn more about my ZENs project and mission! Facebook: Penned by LindseyAnn, LinkedIn: LindseyAnn, Instagram @pennedbylindseyann

ZENs – Zensory Experiences in Nature: An Innovative Approach to Nature-based Learning

So what is ZENs, exactly? ZENs has been penned to enable parents and/or teachers an easy format for assisting their children in creating a personal connection to Nature and our natural resources. As its name implies, ZENs focuses on experiencing Nature in a mindful and fully aware state. Children, parents, and teachers can begin to … Continue reading ZENs – Zensory Experiences in Nature: An Innovative Approach to Nature-based Learning

The Safety Jewels: Now Available!!

I am so excited to share with all of you that The Safety Jewels is now available on Amazon! Head on over to my Author Page and purchase a copy to support the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children's mission.   A walk to school… A shield of jewels… Do you know the 12 … Continue reading The Safety Jewels: Now Available!!

The Safety Jewels: Update on Release!

  The front cover, dedication page, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children resource page, and back cover. A portion of U.S. and international sales will go to support the mission of the NCMEC and International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children. Look for the release to be by the end of next week! In … Continue reading The Safety Jewels: Update on 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…

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: 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