Celebrations Around the World

Every season is full of celebrations around the world but what a “trip” we took this month! In the short span of a week, our family celebrated Halloween, Dia de Los Muertos, and Diwali with friends. READ MORE

Creating Open-Ended Play Opportunities

Sara, my ‘baby’ girl, started Kindergarten last week and having both of my kids in elementary school has inspired me to create more open-ended playing & learning opportunities for them at home.  READ MORE

Planting Seeds with Kids

Planting seeds with kids is an easy and inexpensive opportunity to spend time together and teach at the same time. My children are in awe of the sprouts that emerge from what look like dry little specks. All it takes is a little soil, some seeds, simple containers, water, and a little warmth and light.

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Ring Around the Maypole

As the name suggests, a Maypole is a tall pole erected on May Day (May 1st) or Pentecost (in many European countries), or on the first day of summer (in Scandinavian countries). READ MORE