Process Art for Earth Day

materials for torn paper earth

We loved this project for a few reasons. The materials are easy to use, inexpensive to purchase, gets us a little sticky, and involves sensory, practical life and art work. Plus the project keeps children busy giving us adults an opportunity to speak about the importance of our relationship with the earth. A really great [Read On]


Outdoor Rules to Live & to Teach

outdoor rules to live by

“The earth has music for those who listen.” ~ George Santayana Go Outside Every Day Yes, every day. Better yet begin and end the day with fresh air. The best way to wake up and to unwind from the day. Do Not be Afraid Get dirty. Be welcoming of critters. When I heard one of my [Read On]


Math Activity for Preschoolers

math activity for preschoolers landscape

Looking for an easy & inexpensive Math Activity for Preschoolers? This activity integrates pattern (sensorial) and early math work into your home or classroom? Here is a simple one to put together and children will love it.   Materials Avery Color Coding Labels Card Stock Laminator & Laminating Pouch (optional) Colored Poms, Gems or other [Read On]


Chinese Books for Children

chinese children's books collage

Last week our newest family member arrived into our home. We welcomed an au pair from China with open arms. There are many reasons why we’re excited for the next year with Minjie. Most of all, I am looking forward to bringing Chinese culture into our life.  I prepared my boys (age 3 and 4) [Read On]


Engineering Books for Children

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As I ponder more about my children and their education, I continue coming back to Project Based Learning where children imagine, build, and create in their learning. The most basic way to think about this type of learning is to think about basic survival skills. Are you self sufficient? Would you know how to orient [Read On]


Unique Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

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Are you looking for active and unique ways to celebrate Earth Day with your children? Me too. So, I came up with a list. I thought I’d share it with you. “Now I see the secret of making the best persons, it is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with [Read On]