Just some inspiration for simple but wonder-full outdoor play. Bundle of a butterfly garden stakes: 9.99 Wonder: Priceless. The dirt. Perhaps the most magical tool or toy of them all.
Times are changing. This isn’t to say we aren’t in the middle of a pandemic, it’s just to note that how the pandemic has structured our lives- particularly our children’s lives, is now changing. Families are engaging in activities that resemble pre-pandemic socializing. For some, children are returning to school, babysitters are becoming an option.... … Continue reading Separation Anxiety
Just a reminder: potting training isn’t about peeing or pooping, it’s about the potty. When something isn’t quite going right, our best philosophy is actually a question: what do they need to know about the potty to help solve this? We can skip over actual potty training with modern approaches similarly to how we can … Continue reading Our Bodies on the Potty
We all need our environment to support us. From the air we breathe to how much light we need to complete a task- we are innately intertwined and reliant on our environments. The same goes for our children. Behaviors, relationships, power struggles…. all of those growing pieces are enhanced and changed by environment before anything … Continue reading How important is the environment?
Both as ancient as time itself. As for skipping naps in toddler-hood, what a total nightmare that can become. As for cave painting, imagine the cozy warmth of a cave and the dim light of fire and all of our most innate creative abilities stirring in the powerful space of boredom and exhaustion. What do … Continue reading Cave Paintings and Skipping Naps.
Art is the academia of early childhood. I don’t mean just finger painting or doing a step by step craft- I mean c r e a t i n g. This is why in her book ‘The Design of Childhood,’ Alexandra Lange mentions some of the most beloved childhood tools- the tools that transcend time, … Continue reading Blocks, Rocks, Cardboard, Dirt, and the Human Mind.
Working with children has taught me so many things. One of the most sacred is that to be human means we can be both deeply joyful and deeply sad, but we cannot be both happy and sad. Happy is an isolated feeling. The deeper emotions seem to actually work together harmoniously in growing our consciousness … Continue reading Emotions
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Here is a little wall art inspo! Just painters tape and stars! You can use anything. Pictures of animals, letters, numbers, shapes, family photos, balls of tin foil, poms, it goes on and on! The lifting, moving and creating is joy-filled and it builds all of those writings muscles and fine motor skills. Have fun! … Continue reading Sticky Wall Art!