When we go to the beach, in addition to splashing in the water and enjoying the sunshine, I view the trips as an opportunity for adventure, exploration and learning. We have done a number of activities that help to promote development in all the major domains (cognitive, language & literacy, social & emotional and motor).… Continue reading Supporting Language & Literacy Development at the Beach!
Yesterday, the boys and I went to a small, local farm and garden festival. For the children, they had a spacious area designated to Fairy House construction and design. After being shown an example, we were to locate an empty space where we wanted to start building. I spotted an old tree stump that had… Continue reading Building Fairy Castles
One of the things we struggle with in our house is staying calm and peaceful in the late afternoon and evenings. Our boys take good naps and often have lots of energy at the end of the day when I am finishing up chores, making dinner and can’t always be engaged with them in play… Continue reading Tips for a Peaceful Evening
I believe, when regularly exposed to using natural materials as a way to play and explore that children, on their own, start to look for and seek out new ways to use items such as rocks and leaves and twigs. I also find that when I plan activities, they are often met with resistance. … Continue reading I made a connection
Provocation from this morning… And the ensuing literacy activity…