We are going into week 9 of our Daily Outdoor Challenge and I’m finding the discipline of this challenge is so good for me… Sometimes I still find myself stuck in the mindset of watching from the inside. Wednesday brought our first monsoon rain of the season. Since we live here in the desert, rain is a […]
Power of Play
Any guesses as to what we’ve been reading about lately??? I just love how they bring it into their everyday play! Boston Tea Party Time!
After writing that post on play, last week, I was reminded of a series I had written almost 3 years ago on open-ended play. Since that blog no longer exists, I thought I would take some time to repost it here. It is a ten part series that unpacks exactly what open-ended play is, the benefits […]
We’ve been quite busy over here working on ‘becoming butterflies’. As we learn about patience, our explorations have led us to explore the phenomena of metamorphosis. In addition to reading some great books like, It’s a Butterfly’s Life, Houdini the Amazing Caterpillar and The Prince of Butterflies, we had some friends over for some hands-on fun! I’m a […]
The whole concept of ‘doing school’ is a hard one to escape from, especially in this age of high competitiveness and desire to give our children an edge or just satisfy family members who are skeptical of anything other than traditional education. Even if those aren’t temptations for you, we oftentimes wonder just how to […]