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
A changing environment is an alive environment. If you’ve had the same environment for your child/students for over three months.... you’ve probably noticed that a lot of tools get forgotten about, it seems like they can’t see everything that is available, and they get bored easily, and frustrated frequently. This is just the nature of a static environment.
Lisa Ortiz is a youth director in Seal Beach, CA. She is imaginative, insightful, supportive, and comes up with the sweetest ideas. She has been delivering special packages throughout the pandemic. The other night Ms. Lisa shared with me the gift package she was dropping off for her students, and it was the neatest little … Continue reading Ms. Lisa’s Little Deliveries
As parents and teachers walk into the unknowns of our upcoming school year, there are a couple things I want to remind myself and the world of. First, take your time. By this I mean a few different things. Take time to adjust. Take time for yourself. And take your time moving through what might … Continue reading Learning from Dirt and Dishes: A way of moving.