Easy Winter Solstice Activities for Kids

Orange Bird Feeder

Tomorrow we’re having our second annual Winter Solstice get together (aka: a play date) with good friends.  My friend and I wanted to find a way to open our children’s eyes to the beauty of the solstice from a scientific standpoint but even more so the significance to us human beings and those with whom [...]

Bird Feeding at Home & around the Classroom


If you have ever thought about setting up a bird feeder for your home or classroom, do it! You and your children will learn so much and the birds will appreciate your efforts. We’ve had a blast setting up three easy & inexpensive feeders around our home.  One of my big goals in moving outside [...]

Observation in Early Childhood


“The teacher must derive not only the capacity, but the desire, to observe natural phenomena. The teacher must understand and feel her position of observer: the activity must lie in the phenomenon.” ~ Dr. Maria Montessori A big deal in Montessori is observation from a few different perspectives. From the director’s perspective, along with preparing [...]

Winter Outdoor Tree Decorating for the Birds


This post is written by the wonderful Gina at Connecting Family & Seoul   My son’s love for birds continues to grow just as he does.  Many days during the summer were spent bird-watching from our living room window or listening for their songs during our nature walks.  When we decided to plan the advent [...]

DailyBuzz Moms 9×9 :: Earth {A Play Date}

Design Your Own Reusable Bag

I am honored to be a part of the DailyBuzz Moms April 9×9 challenge. As you know, Earth Day was last Sunday. I have always appreciated Earth Day but now, with two young children, the significance has newfound meaning. We celebrated with raw enthusiasm this year. As a finale, we hosted a “Celebrate the Earth” [...]