ZENs’ creative writing and reflective journal format focuses on assisting children and adults in developing their senses, identifying their emotions, and articulating what and how they sense and feel on a deeper personal level, through intentionally planned experiences in Nature.
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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: Zententional Living, LinkedIn: LindseyAnn, Instagram: @zententionalliving
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
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!!
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…
Connecting wellness check-ups with early literacy is brilliant! Reach Out and Read does just this. Read more to learn more...
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
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
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